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DIARY AND 
CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 1712 



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PREFATORY NOTE 



This volume contains the Proceedings of the President and Council of Fort St 
George for the year 1712, comprised in the Forty-third volume of the Series " Diary 
and Consultation Books." 

2. The manuscript volume has been mended and is in a fair state of 
preservation. 

Egmoeb, A. V. VENKATARAMA AYYAR, 

1th May 1929. Curator, Madras Record Office. 






SUBJECT INDEX 



POLIO PAGE 

5 Avarilla saild for Fort St. David . . . . 3 

6 Accomptant produces the Journall parcels for Novemb r . . . . ibid 
9 Accompt* i& Sec 17 whenev r any person succeeds to those Employs he is to 

demand a list of [acco*.] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 

31 Accompt' produces y 6 Joint stock Merch* 8 ace* bail 6 being Pag 8 16101 : — 

w ch is ord d to be paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 

Avarilla saild from F* S'" David y e 18 th Jan 1 ? with a Cargo amt*. to 

Pag 8 . 72298 : 2 : 14 16 

54 Accompt* reads the Journall parcels for Decemb r . . . . . . 26 

Abendana Isaac his will read, wherein in case of y 9 widdows marrying, 

he appoints y e Gov rs Trustees, who we are informed was lately marry'd 

at Pullicat & is gone thence to Trincombar 27 

58 D 03 . will, Consultat u relating thereto produced & her black serv ts . call'd 

in who confess the [..."] Lres to be wrote to Pullicat & Trincombarr 

concerning it . . 29 

71 Accompt* reads y 9 Journall parcells for Jan ry . . . , 29 

73 Acco* of an attack made upon our bounds at F* S* David .... 38 

81 Accompt*. orderd to examine M r Nodens acc ts & report the same ... 45 

Arrack farmers pay in Pag 8 316 : 24 : — ibid 

83 Accompt* 3 . report of y 9 Metchlepat m acc* s delivered in . . . . . . 47 

90 Ditto orderd to peruse y e W*. Coast books, & make his report of w* he 

finds abo* Mess rs Kingsly & Stotherd 54 

91 Acco* salary orderd to be drawn only . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

92 Accomp** to draw up a scheme for y 9 paymasf . . . . . . . . 56 

93 Ditto to carry the sev 11 articles of the Payrn 18 aco* to proper heads . . ibid 
Ditto deliver's in his report relat 6 to Mess 1 " 8 Kingsley & Stotherd . . ibid 

96 Accomp* Warehousekeep r & M r Warre to make a sortment for the West 

Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 

Acco' salary produced & ordered to be paid . . . . . . . . ibid 

101 Accompt* Warehouskeep' & M r Warre deliver in a sortment for y e 
West Coast, out of which are to proportion out a Cargo for the Presi- 
dent, of such things as are most wanted . . . . . . . . 64 

104 Advices of King Shaalems death rec d by the Govern r from Lahore . . 66 

112 Accomp* reads the Journall parcells for Feb 17 . . . . . . . . 74 

118 Accompt* acq td the Board, y* he finds M r S. Kingle has no head in the 
Gen 11 booke tho seve[rall of] his goods were sold here at Outcry, ord d 
y* Yoi'k Fort be debted for what M r Harrison [received at Ben]- 
coolen, & that M r Martin do deliver in the Outcry ace* and pay the 
money without del [ay] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 

120 Arrack Farmers pay in Pag 8 316 : 24 : — 81 

123 Accompt* orderd to ballance the books . . . . . . . . . . 84 

125 Accompt* complains y* there has been no care taken to keep copys of 
books of ace* 8 in [...] Ord d y* y° Warehouskeep 1- , Paymasf, & Store- 
keep 1 " do for the future annually deliv[er their] Books to the Accompt*. 86 
128 Accompt* delivers in his scheme for the regulation of the Paymast r8 

ace* 3 88 

130 Advices rec d by y 6 Govern' y* Muzzodeen w as killed by Hodji Sha Acktar 

y e youngest of the fou[r] Princes, who is now upon the Throne . . 89 

133 Accomptant reads the Journall ^cells for March last 92 

139 Arrack Farmers pay in Pag 8 316 : 24 . . . . 96 

140 Accompt* reports that he finds several! wants in the Warehouse, & 

a scrutiny to be made by h[im] how and when they happend . . ,j,-^ 

149 Advices to be lodged at Negap m & Trincombarr for our Europe ships 
which for secrecys sake is left to the President Mess" Frederick & 
Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jQ4 

154 Arrack & Salt Farms at Bencoolen, sev 11 abuses having been committed 
in them, a clau[se] be put in M r Collets instructions to prevent them 

for the future jqo, 

1712— b 



SUBJECT INDEX 



A — cont. 



FOLIO 

155 



163 

166 



167 

168 



177 
181 



185 
189 



202 
211 
215 
217 
230 



245 



247 
249 



260 
261 



83 

87 

90 

101 

102 
103 

104 



An acco* Ourr* & Articles to be drawn up between M r Collets & us for 

our security 
D° articles a rougb draught of them read by the President 
Andrada Francisco delivers in a petition, & the consideration deferrd. . 
Ange Edw d presents a bill of Excha 9 from F* S* David for Pag» 2896, 

which is accepted 
Accompt* reads the Journall parcels for April 
Andrada Francisco his petition considerd, & a Survey of ship Chindadre 

orderd 
Articles of agreement between this Board, & M r Collet read, approvd & 

the Sec'^ to sign them . . . . . . 

Accompt* produces Duplicates of last years books & acq* 5 the Board that 

he is upon ballancing of [them] 
Accompt* delivers in an acco* of Kup» 1,32,622: 3 a & 687 lb : 2 OT : 

9 dwt : 15 er : of silver wanting, Presd* Accompt* Warehouskeep r & 

M r Benyon to compare said acco* with the Generall books 

Arrack Farmers pay in Pag 8 633 : 12.— 

Arabella Cap* Alex r Reid Comm r arrived from England 

Accompt* reads the Journall parc lls for May 

Accompt* Warehouskeep r & M r Benyon deliver in their report concern 8 

the Rup 8 & Silver wanting 
Arabella saild for Vizagap™ 
Arrack Farmers pay in Pag 8 316 : 24 : — 
Accompt* reads the Journall parcels for Jane 
Aynsworth Fleet writer petitions to lay down the Service 
Accompt* acquaints the Board that he finds severall wants in the "Ware- 
house 
Arne Moodu to be kept in custody till he produces his Cajans to 

prove that he paid Tonapa for the [Rupees] he had of him 
Ditto & Yelliah Muddelaree producing their Cajan acco' 8 that they paid 

Tonapa for the Rupees they (have) out of y r Warehouse agreed they 

be releasd 
Accompt* desiring direction whose acco* the severall wants of Broadcloth 

&c a shall be charged the Ton[apa] orderd to be debted for them 
Arrack Farmers pay in Pag 8 316 : 24 : — 
Accompt* reads his Journall parcels for July 
D° delivering in an acco* of Pag 8 247 due for the hire of sloop Mary, 

orderd that the same be paid . . . . . . . . 

Accompt* reports that M r Martin has short debted himself Pag 8 1140 : 

22 : 3 which makes his whole [debt] Pag 8 4906 : 6 : 4-M r Martin 

to examine said acco* before the books are ballancd 
Accompt* reporting that the Town renters are in arrears ^Orderd that 

they be summond next Consultation 

B 

Brooks Ensign dismissd y e service 

Benyon M r Bcrn d arrives from Fort S' David 

Burton Augustus & Styleman Gostlin Writers sent to Fort S* David 

Benyon M r Bern d gives a relation of y 9 works at Fort S* David 

D° promises to give in a narrative in writing 

Beteelas run at the Choultry to be sold by y 9 Land Custom 1- but 

offender to have the preference 
Broad cloth 200 bales to be deliverd y 9 F* S* David meroh* 8 . . 
Bengali Gen 11 L re read, advising y e dispatch of Ships S* George & 

Sherborne y* they hope to dispatch the Darby, & y* they are in great 

want of redwood 

Benyon M' Bern d to proceed to Pontichery 

Ditto's instructions 

Ditto setts out- for Pontichery 

Ditto's L re read, advising y* he finds y* Mediat* very industrious 

promote a peace 
Blow Cap* Thomas interrogated about the West Coast affairs . . 
Benyon M r Bern ds Letter read, advising y* he has hopes of making up 

matters about the terms formerly — agreed on . . 
D° read, with copys of his L res to M r Raworth, & his Memor 11 

M r Hebert 



110 
116 
118 

ibid 
121 

ibid 

122 

129 



133 
ibid 
136 
139 

140 
149 
156 
159 
160 

171 

177 



184 

ibid 
185 
186 

188 



196 
197 



29 
30 

tbid 



65 



SUBJECT INDBX Vli 

iOLIO B— COflt. FAGB 

115 L° read, advising that the Buxee flew into a violent passion on receipt 
of y e mediat™ proposalls & y* he believes 'twill be better for him to 
come away, which is agreed to, but y* he first publish a manifesto, & 
return y e mediat r our thanks for his trouble, & y* in case the enemy 
should afterwards come to temper, a power to be lodgd with the 
mediat* to conclude the peace w th the Gent" at Fort 8*. David . . 77 

118 Baker M r Khilip to be wrote for up from Fort S*. David to proceed for 

the West Coast on the Toddington . . . . . . . . . . 79 

122 Bnlkley Edw d late Storekeep r pays in Pag 8 440 : 31 : 59 for ball of 

that ace* 83 

131 Benyon M r B(ern ds ) Letter read, giving great hopes that the Treaty 

will be concluded in few days . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 

132 Ditto read, advis& that he is in daily expectation of the prisoners from 

Chingee . . 91 

136 Bengali Letter to, read, approvd, & signd . . . . . . . . 94 

Bourchier Bich d Writer lays down the service . . . . . . . . ibid 

139 Baker M r Philip arrived from Fort S* David . . . . " . . . . 96 

140 Ditto calld in & acquainted that we had sent for him up to employ him 

in settling the acc ts at the West Coast which he readily accepted . . 97 

142 Blow Cap* Tho 8 sent for & an offer made him to victuall the soldiers 
for 4 fan. 8 & diem, he requests to be allowd for the passage of Mess" 
Kingsley, Stotherd, & Evans, the consideration of wh[icb] is deferrd. 98 

Ben(gal)! Generall Letter read, ad vising that all Trade is at a stand 

there since the death of the Mogull . . . . . . . . . . 99 

149 Blow Cap* Thorn" sent for & orderd to get his ship in readiness to 

carry the Dep* 7 Gov r seco(nd) &c a to Bencoolen . . . . . . 105 

150 Benyon M r " Bern ds Letter read, advising the arrivall of the prisoners at 

Pontichery .... . . _ ibid 

151 Burnell Ensign John dismissd the service for misdemeanours . . 106 
154 Blow Cap* Thorn 8 to sit as 3 of Council at Bencoolen & 2 when at 

Bantall 109 

Ditto accepts of 4 fan 8 a head <y diem to victuall the soldiers . . . . ibid 

156 Bombay Gen 11 Lre read, advising y* Muzzodeen is settled upon the 

Throne HI 

160 Benyon M r Bern ds Lre read, a F* S* David 115 

161 Blow Cap* Tho' registers Coffee & Borax {bid 

162 Benyon M r Bern d arrives from F* S* David 116 

164 Brand George's petition read 118 

165 Bell a large one that came out on the Jane to be sent to Bencoolen by 

the Toddington .. .. 119 

167 Benyon M r (Bern d acq* 8 y e Board) w* h y e close of his negotiation . . 120 

[one line lost.'] 
174 Bengali to write thither that if they cant procure a freight for y e London, 

to send her up loaded with rice . . . . . . . . . . 127 

176 Brocket Mich 11 Serg' petitions for his pay from y* time he left Bencoolen 

w* h M r- Harrison [to his] arrivall at Fort S* David 129 

183 Brand George his case taken into consideration, y e witnesses to be wrote 

for up 135 

186 Bengali Letter to <$? London read approvd & sign'd . . . . . . 137 

188 Bugden M rs Cornelia her petition read, which affair to be recommended 

to the Presid* & Counc 1 * in [Bengali] 139 

197 Bugden Edm d petitions ag* the Trustees of M r Addisons Estate, copy 

of s d petition to be del d y e [Trustees] . . . . 146 

203 Broadcloth mus* rs viewed & deliverd the Warehouskeep r . . . . 149 
Bengali Lre from read, acq* 6 us that the Russell Gaily mett Cap* Cooke 

in. y e Howland off Acheen 25* h of April & kept him Comp a till 
y e 2 d of May, & y* y e Mogulls second son is marching with army 
against the Patna Prince 150 

204 Bugden Edm d & M r Addisons Trustees appear before y e Board & 

finding there are abundance of papers &C 8 " relating to this affair, 
which will take up more time than we can spare, the matter agree [d 
to be] referrd to four able Merch* 3 to be chosen by both partys, who 
are to deliver in their report to [ye] Board . . . . . . . . 151 

208 Bencooleu Comp* 8 Generall Letter to, read 153 

209 Bengali Letter to, read and signd . . . . . . ' . . . . 154 

213 Bengali Letter from read advising the troubles in the country . . 157 

221 Bulkley M r Tho 8 signs his Indent 8 as Factor 164 

221 Benyon : M r Bern d . acq* 8 , the Board that he ha8 satisfyd Jarvis 

Mathews's demands . . . . , . . . . . . . , , fi^ 



SUBJECT INDEX 

B — cont. 



JOLIO 



PAGE 



225 Bengali Letter to, read and approvd _ 166 

240 Bengali Letter from, read, advising the country to be more in disorder 

y n ever . . . . . . . . . . . . • • • • • • 180 

247 Beauvoir, How, Scattergood & Legg Mess r8, deliver in their report of 

M r " Bugdens case referrd to them — decision deferrd till y e Dartmouth 

is dispatchd 186 

Bombay Gen 11 Lre from read, acq ts us with the death of y e new Mogull 

& y* j e Dutch have procurd [a Phirmaund] . . . . . . . . ibid 

249 Beckford Cap* 1 Tho 8 requests 74 Tuns of Saltpetre 188 

250 Bengali to be wrote to, to send up two ships hither in Decemb 1-9 

251 Do. letters to & Dispatches to y e Comm" of ships Kent & Becovery 

read & approvd . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . 189- 

261 Benyon M 1 " acquainting us that Tonapa sold Oonapa Chitty 17000 Kup' 

8eo ry to summon [Oonapa Chetty] next Consultat" . . . . . . 197 

c 

2 Cash ace* for Decemb r read . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 

7 Coffee 6 baggs returnd from Bengali to be sent home ...... 4 

12 Contract to be made without loss of time for 1000 bales .... 6 

27 Contract agreed on for 1000 bales to be bro* in the beginning of Octob r ., 

at farthest . . ■ • . . . . • • • • . . • • 13 

40 Courtney Leiut'., Ensign Brooks & Serg* Peterson sent up pris'ners from 

F* 8* "David 20 

46-47 Cottrell M r> Henry his declarat u concerns Cap*- Courtney . . . . 22 

49-50 Coghran Serg* Henry his declarat n . . . . 23-24 

50-52 Courtney Leiut*., Hercules, examined, found guilty, dismissed y e service, 

& kept und r confinement . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 

53 Cooke M r - Francis departed this life . . . , 26 

54 Cash ace* for Janr y read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

61 Chav goods musters of, producd, & 200 p s orderd to be made for a 

Tryall 31 

72 Chief Justice of y e Choultry, requests orders about y e pris'ners, the con- 
sideration deferrd . . . . . . . - . . . . . . 37 

74 Cash aoc* for Feb ry read '. . . . . 3& 

75 Choultry pris'ners for theft &c a . ord d to be sent to y a West Coast . . 40 

103 Cash ace* for March read 66 

104 Charterparty mony p d Capt* Blow Command r of the Toddington . . 67 
107 Criminalls on the Choultry two of them orderd for y e West Coast . . 70 

110 Chay goods musters producd, w oh the Warehousekeep 1 * is to compare w* h . 

the old must' 8 .. .. . 72 

111 Do again producd & compard, & found to be so excessive dear y* 20 

bales only to be made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 

117 D°ten Corge of each sort to be provided . . . . . . . . . . 79 

Courtney Leiut* Hercules petitions for an enlargem* which is granted 

him ibid' 

124 Cash ace' for April read 84 

128 Connell Kich d entertained Factor for the West Coast . . . . . . 88 

143 Collet Joseph Esq' interrogated about the Jane 99 — 101 

145 Ditto produces copy of a Letter he wrote the Court of Directors from 

Brazile 101—103 

148 Ditto produces a Lre from Cap* Austen acq* s him that he had no design 

to meddle with [the] ship, and desires it may be registered . . . . 103 

149 Ditto acquainted by the President that we expect security for making 

good the sums dra(wn) by him on the Court of Directors . . . . 104 

152 Criminalls on the Choultry two of them orderd for the West Coast . . 108 

154 Collet Joseph Esq r M r . Yarbro & Cap* Blow, private instruction to 

them read & appro [v'd 1 .. .. .. 109 

155 Collet Joseph Esq r . seourity demanded of him for the bills drawn on 

the Court of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HO 

D°. pressd by the President to hasten awaj T , he desires time to recruit, 

which is granted h[im ] . . . . . , n,^ 

156 Commission for Ditto read & approvd .. .. .. .. .. m 

159 D os Instructions read to him . . . . 113 

Cash a ec 1 for May read .. 114 

167 Collet Joseph Esq r . his Instruct 118 &c a papers for the dispatch of y s 

Toddington signd .", \2(y 



SDBJECI INDBX XI 

C — cont. 

FOLIO PAGE 

Do delivers in a memoriall concern 6 some silver paid into the Compa" 
Treasury in England, as also a list of passengers, for w cl1 he prays 
the usual allowance both which matters to be represented] home . . 121 

Caulier M r Peter entertained at Mr Collets request Factor & Sec ry for 

the West Coast ibid 

179 Cooper entertaind 131 

180 Cash ace* for June read . . 132 

207 Cash ace* for July read 153 

220 Cooke Tho s his petition abo* his standing read, the consideration of it 

deferrd 163 

230 Chitty M r Josiah producing a power to receive 348 Oz 3 of silver sent 

out for his brother orderd th[atj it be deliverd him . . . . . . 170 

234 Cash ace' for Augs* read . . 175 

238 Cowne Gohee dutv orderd to be paid . . . . . . . . 179 

241 Cooke Thorn 8 has "leave to go to Fort S^David for 8 days .... 181 
262 Conapa Chitty [exa] mind and confesses the rec* of 17000 rup 8 of Tonapa 

& y* hep d him 5000 Pag 8 [for the same — acconipt*. & M r . Benyon 
to examine the affair] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196-197 

D 

[...] !"■•■] ing to him to be molested .. .. 

[...] sail pass by the [ ..] petitions against the 

Padres of the Portuguese Church . . . . . . . . . . [..."] 

[...] Cap* Tho 8 . Wotton Comm' arrives from Bengali ship ord d to be 

unladen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [...] 

[...] Da Silva Francisco his petition rejected . . . . . . . . . . [...] 

150 Daniel M r . John to be fourth of Council at Bencoolen . . . . . . 106 

152 Davenport, Martin, & Bulkley Mess rs to examine & value the Janes 

Cargo & make their report thereof 107 

155 Ditto Gent" deliver in their report & valuation amo** to £ 1264 : 5 8 . : 

10 d 110 

173 Darby to be forthw* h dispatchd for Vizagap m & Bengali .... 126 

182 Darby Cap* Tho s Wotton Comm r saild for d° 134 

Davenport Henry for Rob* Raworth late Sea Custom 1, produces an 
ace* of rnony due from sev u pers[onsJ to close that aec*, three over- 
charges appearing to be real errors allowd of, severall other small 
articles, the Receiv r to endeav r y 8 recovery of y m & Pag* 1463 : 3 : 4 
p d in on y* acco* . . . . ibid 

211 Dartmouth Cap*. Tho s . Beckford Command' arrivd from Persia . . 156 
214 Said ship to be dispatchd for Great Brittain . . . . . . . . 158 

218 Dispatch of a ship of the Dartmouths burden in Jan ry taken into con- 

siderat" agreed y * 5 to 6 hundred bales are the most to be had here, the 
same number from F*. S*. David & 200 from Vizagap m ., that the How- 
land must be the ship if she arives, but no dependance being to be had 
on her, that we write to Bengali for the Kent to be sent up hith r in 
Dec r & y* contracts be forthwith enterd into here at F*. S*. David 

& Vizagap m 161 

228 Dartmouth ord d to be surveyd . . . . . . 169 

231 Dartmouth surveyors of her deliver in their report . . . . . . 172 

242 Davenport M r Henry agrees to be answerable for his Couicoply Deva- 

roy who is therefore confirmd Conicoply of y 8 Warehouse . . . . 182 

249 Dartmouths freight & Demorage paid in 188 

E 

59 Ellill Elishe sent to Fort S*. David recommended to Succeed in the 

Gunners employ there . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 

118 Evans Daniel ord d to attend y e Board next Consultat" .... 79 

119"] 
& > Ditto appears and ord d to put his ans r in writing . . , . . . 81 

120J 

125 Ditto delivers in his narrative of the surrendry of Manduta Paggar, & he 
permittd to return to the Toddington to prove his allegat" 8 there, 
which he desires time to consider of . . . . . . . . 85-86 

128 Ditto appears, & accepts of returning . . . . . . . . . . 89 

161 Ditto petitions to proceed on y 8 Toddington . . . = . . . . 115 

212 Eston William Esq r Letter from him read desiring the ballance of M r 

Lees estate may remain [in the] Presidents hands 157 

1712— c 



X SUBJECT INDEX 

FOLIP *AQB 

F 

1 Fort 8'. David Letter signd & also ship Avarillas dispatch thither . . 1 

7 Founder to be discharg'd, unless content with Gunners mate's pay . . 4 
14 Fort 8*. David Gen 11 Lre from, advis 6 y e arrivall of y 8 Avarilla, whom 

they hope to dispatch y e 10 th Jan* 7 

16 Ditto read, advising y e receipt of our packets .. .. .. .. 8 

24 Ijitto read, acq* 6 us w* h y e receipt of y 8 50 bales sent them, & y* they 

are in great want of grain . . . . 12 

31 Ditto read, advising'y 8 dispatch of y e Avarilla 16 

34 Ditto read advising a succesefull attack they had made upon y e enemy, 

with y 8 manner of it . . • . . . . . ■ • . . 18 

35 Fort S*. David ten thousand Pag 8 to be sent thither, & the grain merch* 8 

discussd, in order to persuade them to proceed thither . . . . ibid 

50-51 Faucet M r Thomas at Ingeram, Letter from him read advising to have 

sent us Thirty bales 24 

55 Fort S*. David Gen 11 Lre read, advising y 8 enemys having fortifyd them- 
selves in a Town belonging to the Duan, & y* they have but ten garse 

of paddy left in the place 27 

57 Ditto read, acq* 6 us y* their cash lis 'exhausted, & complaining of the 
scarcity of grain, their case considerd, Pag 8 10000 ord d . thither, & 
liberty given y m to buy grain . . 28 

59 Fowkes Randall ord d . under y e Paymast 1 " 29 

60 Fort S*. David mud works orderd to be cas'd with brick or stone . . 30 
62 Fort S*. David Gen 11 Lre read, advis 6 y e arrivall of y 8 rice sent them, & 

y* the enemy threaten a generall attack, no bales to be sent from 

thence hither till y 8 S°erly monsoon setts in 31 

67 D°. read, advising y 8 rec* of 10000 Pag 8 sent y m , & y* y e enemy have 

made severall feints to attack them . . . . . . . . . . 34 

71 Do. read, advising their want of stores . . 37 

72 Frederick & Warre Mess rs ord d . to examine what powers we have from 

the Crown to go by in criminall cases . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

76 Fort S*. David Gen 11 . Lre read acq** us that they have thrown up a new 

mud work, & that three of their soldiers have deserted .... 41 

78 Ditto read acq' 8 us y* y 8 D. Gov r had rec d a Lre from Mons r Hebert, with 

offers for mediating peace . . . . 42 

80 Ditto read, acq* 6 us y* y 8 enemy will be inclinable to an accomadat n . on 

reasonable terms, they also desire permission to build an hospitall ; 

the considerat 11 of which is deferrd . . . . . . . . . . 45 

82 Faucet M r Thorn 8 his apology for the Ingeram cloth's being damaged 

read 46 

. . Fort 8*. David Gen 11 . Lre read, advis 6 y 8 death of M r Henry Gottrell & 

y* they have sent us 45 bales . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 

83 Frederick & Warre Mess" ord d to extract all orders rec d . from England 

& made in Council here about the Factorys of Metchlep™. & Madda- 

pollam . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zbtd 

86 Fort S*. David Gen 11 Lre read, acq* 6 us y* y e enemy continue to make 

incursions into their bounds notwithstanding the cessation agreed on. 51 

87 Ditto read advising y 6 posture of their affair . . . . . . . . 54 

90 Ditto read, acq* 8 us y* 7 of their soldiers had deserted us . . . . ibid 

96 Ditto read, ad vis 6 y* y 8 Duch prote [ct y 8 .] deserters & refuse to deliver 

them up, they also desire permiss" to build an hospital, w ch considering 

y e necessity of the case is agreed to . . . . . . . . 60 

101 Ditto read, advis 8 y* y 8 Dutch have agreed to deliver up 5 of y 8 Desertors. 64 

Frederick & Warre Mess rs their report of Metchlep m . & Maddapolem 

deliverd in . . . . . .' . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

105 Fort 8*. David, the state of the warr there debated, and agreed to clap up 

a peace if possible at or about the terms offerd them in the former 

Treaty 66 

106 Frederick & Warre Mess rs their report of Metchlep™ & Maddapoll m . 

taken into consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 

108 Fort S*. David Gen 11 . Lre read, advising y* y 8 Dutch have returnd the 

five Desertors, & y* they have sent Cap* Howson up hither for sev 11 

misbehaviours . . . . 71 

110 Fort S*. David bills amo* 6 to Pag 8 416 agreed to be paid .... 72 

113 Fort S*. David Gen 11 . Lre read, advising y 6 dispatch of y 8 Maddapollam 

yatch 75 

115 D°. read, acq* 8 us that the enemy have fired upon their works severall 

times . . . . 77 



SUBJECT INDBX » 

F — cont. 

FOLIO PAOB 

118 D°. read, advising ns that the warr is likely to be renewd .... 79 

124 D°. read, containing their Joynt stock merch t8 . reasons for not having 

compleated their Contract . . . . . . 85 

127 D°. read, acq te ns that M r Hehert finds fault with his throwing up a 

new bastion, orders to be given M r Raworth to compleat y e said 

Bastion, & M r Hebert to be made acquainted y* we will fortifie our 

own bounds at pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 

135 Fort 8*. David Generall Letter read, advising that the enemy remain 

very quiet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 

140 Ditto read, acq te us with the death of M r John Calvert one of the 

Council in Beng 11 97 

152 Ditto read, acq** us y* they have sent up 30 bales of cloth . . . . 107 

156 Ditto read, advising M r Benyons arrivall there Ill 

159 Fort 8*. David joynt stock Merch* paid Pag 8 10000 & Pag 8 5000 to be 

sent thither ffi Mussoola .. .. 114 

P\>rt S*. David Gen 11 . Lres read advising the rec t . of Serope Sings per- 

. . . . . • ibid 



161 Faucet M r Thorn 8 at Ingeram, Letter from him read .. .. .. 115 

163 Fort S*. David Gen 11 . Lre read, advising a bill of Exchange for Pag 8 

2896 117 

164 Ditto read, advising to have sent 108 bales & Serope Sings Origin 11 

Perwannas on [Ship Severn] . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 

168 Ditto read, advising a bill of Bxch a for Pag 8 150 121 

175 Fort S*. David goods viewd by the Gov r & Council in the sorting 

Godown 127 

176 D°. Merch* 8 to have 26 bales of Broad cloth deliverd them on the arri- 

vall of the [Europe Ship] 128 

D°. retrenching of Expences there debated & their Paym" aco* to be 

examined for that [purpose] . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 

178 Fort S*. David Gen 11 Lre read, advising to have sent 43 bales of 

Callicoes , 130 

180 Ditto read .. .. 132 

181 Fort S*. David Merch ts complaining that they cannot be paid there as 

the Dep ty Govern 1, & Council advise in their last Generall Letter, 
their Gomostas were calld in and the [reasons why] they press us to 
pay them money here upon which they produce Letters from their 
Principals ask]ing them to demand Pag 8 15000, y e matter to be 
represented to Fort S*. David & Pag 8 10000 to be forthwith paid to 
the said Merchants 133 

182 Fort S*. David Letter to read, approvd, & signd 134 

187 Ditto Letter from, acquainting us what progress they have made in , 

retrenching the Expences . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 

196 Ditto Letter from acqt 6 . us that they have brought the old renters of 

their bounds, with much ado [to take] them again at 3,300 Chuck- 
rums V ann m liberty to be given accordingly, their Merch*" petition 
[to be] put on the same footing with ours as to Custom & Dustore, 
the petition debated & the Comp a8 Generall Letter ^ y e Dartmouth as 
also a former letter from F* S* D perusd, when we have had lately 
reason [so just] to complain of their cloth is a bad time to be heaping 
favours upon them. Resolvd to [write] thith r to know on what terms 
their Merch* 8 are willing to contract for 1000 bales to be [ready by] 
New Tears day, y* their Mereh* 8 be acquainted we will not take in 
any goods that do not [come up to] muster, & that if they perform 
well we shall be encouragd to gratify them in their requests . . 144 

197 Ditto Letter to read approvd & signd . . . . . . . . . I45 

198 Farmer M T . Rich d . to have the Government of F* 8* David during 

M r Raworths absence, & 15000 Pags to be sent thither . . . . 146 

204 Fort 8* David Letters from read, giving an acoo* of what they hope to 
recover from the renters y* they have laden 56 bales on the Mary sloop 
& y* their Generall books shall be sent away in six days . . . . 150 

213 Fort 8* David bill of Excha. for 320 Pag» ord d . to be paid .... 158 

214 Freight of bales from Fort S* David orderd to be paid fifa 

215 Fort S* David letter from read, with their [looks] acq* 8 us of a murther 

comitted by Serg' Fox y e mur[therer] orderd up hither . . . . 159 



«1 SPBJEOT INDIX 

FOLIO F — COflt. PAGE 

220 Faucet M r Tho 8 Letter from him read advising his being removd to 

Gutten Due for security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 

Fort S* David letter from read acq* 6 us of another murther comitted 
by one Starkey, orderd that he be Bent up hither, they advise also that 
they have dispatchd the Madapoll m Tatch with 80 ba[les] .... 163 

221 Frederick & Warre Mess rs deliver in extracts of what powers we have 

receivd from England reflating] to criminall cases . . . . . . 164 

231 Fort S* David Gen 11 . Letter from read, advising no mony to be procur- 
able on bills of Bxcha. and that [they] have sent us 40 bales . . .' . 171 

234 Ditto read 175 

Fraser M r Will 10 , the repayment of his salary to be demanded by the 
Seo^ ibid 

236 Frederick, Davenport & Benyon Mess rs to examine y e Warehouse acco* 8 

& report in whose hands they [buleive] that balance to be . . . . 177 

237 Fort 8* David the murtbers & irregularity s* among the military there 

considerd, and y e Officers characters] given by Mr. Baworth . . 178- 

240 Faucet, M r Tho 8 at Gutten Due letter from read, advising that the 

Nabob is coming into those [parts] 180' 

[...] Fraser M r Will m . promises his ans r in writing abo t y 9 repaym*. of his 

salary . . . . . . . . .... . . . . . . [...] 

Ditto deliv" in a paper, & the accomptt orderd to make a scrutiny into 

what alledgd therein , .. .. [..."■ 

[ . ] Fort S*. David Letter from read advising that they are hard at work . . -..." 

Fort 8*. David to be wrote to for copys of their Gen 11 books . . . . .»•": 

[...] Frederick, Davenport & Benyon Mess rs deliver in their report of the 

Warehouse acco* 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [•••[ 

[...] Faucet M r Tho 8 at Gutten Due Lre from read, advising that the Nabob 

& Bajah are come to an agreement . . . . . . . . . . [•••} 

[...] Fort IS*. David letter from, advising y e desert" of Ens". Kirkbred, a 

Serg*. 2 Corporals, & 2 Centinels . . . . . . . . . . [•••] 

[...] D°. letter from advising to have brought their Merch* 8 to contract for 
1000 bales at y e former prizes, their contract approvd in all respects 
but the sortment, in which there is too great a quantity of fine goods, 
a FK S l . D. bill of Excha for 5000 Pag 3 accepted and orderd to 

be paid .. _ [...] 

[,..] Faucet M r Tho 8 Lre from read advising his being withdrawn to Madda- 

pollam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [..." 

Fort S l . David Gen 11 Lre from concern* y e Deser rs . . . . . . . "..." 

[...] Fort S 4 . David 10000 Pag 8 to be sent thither by Mussoola .. .. [...". 

G 

2 Goodman Cap* Sam 11 , his protest to y 9 freight" of ship S' George producd 

by M r Davenport . . . . 2-3 

62 Gunroom Crew two dischargd & one entertaind 31 

7 &I Gold & silver Ttread a tender of ltj t0 De made t0 the Comp aa Merch* 8 & 

77 | if they refuse it to be sold at auction . . . . . . , . . . 41 

102 Gunner entertaind . . . . 65 

113 Gunners two, entert d . . 75 

151 Gunners two, entertaind 106 

156 Gunners five entertaind . . . . . . . . . . , . . . 114 

165 Gunners four entertaind 119 

178 General! Table sev 11 disorders having been committed there, Mess" Smart, 
Hordeu, Tho 8 Cooke, Mason, & Bennett to take their turns to go thither 
to prevent them for the future . . . . . . . . . , . . 130 

Gunners two, entertaind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 

182 Gostlin Cap* Armigor his petit" read , who is to prove what alledgd next 

Consultation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 

186 Gunners two entertaind 137 

193 Gostlin Cap t appears before the Board to make proof of his petition 
against the Trustees of M r Addisons Estate Cap 1 Nevils depositions 
taken, M r Josiah Chetty examind, Mess" Mountague & Benyons answers 
to it, & the latter produces a sort of a waste book kept by M r Stokes in 
Pegue for ace* of the jojnt stock, wherein there do's appear a mem dm 
of a sum to be paid Cap* Allanson in Mad[ras the same as] what now 
demanded to a trifle, Mess" Mountague & Benyon orderrj to discharge 
the [said bill but y 9 ] mony to remain in their hands till Allanson has 
adjusted his ace* 8 they promising [to credit him] for the same . . 142 



SUBJECT INDEX X11J 

G — cont. 

FOLIO p AQE 

211 Gfombroone Letters from with Inv° & bill of Loading for 50 chests of 

wine &e a . . . . 156 

214 D° bill of Exeha. for Abass . 4068| & 5 C0Z orderd to be paid . . . . 158 

225 Gurrahs 20 bales to be died for the West Coast . . . . leg 

250 Gunners [Lacuna] entertaind . . . . . . . . . . . . J89 

260 Gombroon Gen 11 Lre from read advis 8 their having [sent na 100 Chests 

of wine] . . .. ]96 

260 Georgia Cojah his widows petition read . . . . . . . . . . #j# 

H 

1 Hurst Cap\ Kobert requests to new Register his Bengali goods . . \ 

60 Horden M r Eieh d his bill on M r Hastings for 400 Pag s accepted . . 30 

65 Handlon Serg* John made Ensign . . . . ., . . . . 33 

67 Haynes John dec d the ace*, of his Estate produe'd, & a divid d . of it 
requested by M r Bob 1 . Heriot, who marryd his daughtor, y 9 acc to 
exam d . & found just, M r Heriots share in light of his wife to be paid 
him. John Haynes son of y e afores d John Haynes, not having been 
heard of for some years, his share to be lodgd in the Church Cash, & 
y e mony due to y e other two children to be remitted to Gov r Pitt by 

bill 34 

70 Hospitall a subscription for y 9 building of it 1500 Pag 3 to be wrote by 

y 6 Compa - 36 

79 Hebert Mons r his offers for mediating a peace w th Serope Sing accept- 
ed, & y* transaction of y e affair left to y e President . . . . . . 42 

119 Hunt M r Rich d departed this life 80 

122 1 Hebert Mons r a letter to him, with the articles of peace drawn up as 

we desire them read, & approve'd . . . . . . . . . . 83 

[•■■] Huntor M r John at Bencoolen a letter from him to the President read, 
advising that their Garrisons are very weak, & the Natives ripe for 

all manner of mischeif. [_ *,"] 

[...] Horden & Connell Mess" orderd on board the Jane, to take an acco* of 

every thing that goes out of her r -] 

150 Horden M r Eich d his bill on M r Hastings for 500 Pag 8 accepted . . 1 05 

150 Hunter M r John to be Cheif of Bantall, if M r Collet shall not think 

fit to employ M r Ridley 106 

151 Hugonin Francis to be wrote for from Fort 8* David, to succeed as 

Mastor Gunner here . . . . . . . . . . . . . t ${£ 

159 Mons r Heberts Lre read 114 

163 Hugonin Francis entertaind Master Gunner of this Garrison . . 117 

237 Howson Leiut* making his submission to y 9 Board and particularly to 

the Dep ty Govern 1 " promising amendment for y e future to be releas'd 

and sent to Fort S* David 178 

241 Horden Bich d delivers in a paper in ans r to Tho" Cookes petition & is 

deelard senior to the said Tho s Cooke . . . . . . , . jgl 

I 

11 Investment for the next year discoursd of . . . . . . , . 6 

12 Joynt stock Merch* 3 call'd in & a List of goods to be provided 

deliverd y m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 

18 D° s . pressd to come to an agreem* at 5 %> C* abatem* in ans r to which 
they alledge severall difficulty [s,] further consideration deferrd till to 
morrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 

21"] D '. petition for 15 ^ C* advance Debates upon it, & nothing further 
& > to be done till they come to a [better] temper . . . . 10-11 

22 J 

2 c] Investment debated, & agreed, y* no depend 09 to be put on any oth r per- 

„ ! sons but ye pres' Joynt stock [merchants] to contract for no more than 

9fi j absolutely necessary, w ch will be from 800 to 1 000 bales, w oh the 

J Merchants acquainted with, & pressd to a compliance, they offer to 

procure y e quantity w th our mony, y e prop[osalJ debated & for severall 

reasons rejected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ t 13-14 

31 Investment, List of it, deliverd y° Merch ts . . . . . . , # 16 

J 

60 Joynt Stock Merch* 3 ord d to provide 600 p 8 of fine Morees & 600 p 8 of 

fine sallampores for pay[ment] . . . . . . . . . . 30 

85 Ingeram cloth viewd, and approvd, & orders to he given for y 9 providing 

what possible . . . . . . . . . . .... . . 49 

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V SUBJECT INDEX 

J— cont. 

FOLIO PAGE 

96 Joynt Stock Merch ta produce 2 p" of ord ly Long cloth, & complain y* 
if we p[ermit] such goods [to be brought] into Town they can never 
be able to make y" Weavers keep up to muster w ch is accordingly p[. .] 
& a ps of s d cloth to be sent home . . . . . . . . . . €0 

112 Joint Stock Merch* 8 Ten Thousand Pag" paid them 74 

117 D° produce must™ of strip'd Beteelas, 100 p c of which to be sent home 

for a tryall 79 

122 Jennings William late Scavenger pays in ten fan™ as ball 09 of y* 

ace' 83 

142 Joynt Stock Merch ts requesting that the damagd Broadcloth in the 

Warehouse may not be put ivp to publick sale, Orderd that what is 
damag'd be cut off, and the goods be deliverd them at the contract price. 98 

143 Jane Cap* Peter Caulier Comm r arr d from Great Brittain, having touchd 

in her way at [Brazile] & was there taken by the French, & ransomd 

of them & bro* hither by M 1 Collet 99 

148 Jaues leaving the Darby appears to have been done purposely & her 
deviation to Br [azile which is] very much aggravated by their 
staying so long there after they had news of the French . . . . 104 

153 Instructions to Joseph Collet Esq' &c a Council of y e West Coast read 

& approvd 108 

160 D° a supplement to them read & approvd - - . . . . . . 115 

211 Joynt stock Merch ts Pag 8 2000 paid them 156 

216 Ditto askd what bales they could bring in by Jan 1 ? & acquainted with 

the sorts of broad cloth come [this year] . . . . 160 

217 Ditto desire some mony may be paid them Pag 8 12000 ord d them .. ibid 
227 Ditto askd what bales they could provide by Jan* 7 what more by the 

following Sept* & what Broad [cloth] they would take off, they 

ans r that they cannot warrant for more than 600° for Jan 17 & 1400 

by Sep r & that having 300 bales of the last years red cloth by them, 

they desire at present 250 bales of [green] 70 aurora, 10 scarlet, & 

6 of fine Perpetuanoes, may be delivered them at the usual advance. 

The Presid* acquaints them that they must [first] propose at what 

rate they wou'd invest and time [given] to next Consult 11 for answer 168-169 

241 Ditto calld in who declare that they cannot invest cheaper than last 

contract . . . . 181 

250 Ditto appear, & a great many arguments usd with them to come to an 
abatement, but in vain, [agreed] to wait till we know upon what 
terms they contract at F* S* David .. .. .. .. .. 188-189 

K 

85 Kingsley, Stotherd, & Evans Mess™ sent hither by y e D Gov r & Council 

of York Fort 50 

93 Kingsley & Stotherd Mess 1 " 8 examind fully, but y e decision of y e matter 
to be ref errd to y e first Dep 1 * Govern 1- [or Supervizor] that shall be 

sent thither . . ~ . . . . 57 

102 Knapton, John upon his petit n entertaind Writer for y 9 West Coast . . 65 

107 Ditto, \ a, years salary advancd him . . . . . . . . . . 69-70 

118 Kingsley & Stotherd Mess™ permitted to return ony e Toddington to the 

West Coast there to have a rehearing . . . . . . . , 79 

124 Kingsley Tho 8 called in & acq td with the proceeding, who accepts of it, 
but petitions to have some mony advanced] him, the consideration of 
which is deferrd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , 85 

151 Kingsley & Stotherd Mess™ if they clear themselves to take their stand- 
ing, if not, to be sent home, & the examination of their case is referrd 

to M r Collet 106 

253 Kent & Recovery saild for Beng 11 . . 191 



L 

Directors to y e 130 th para read . . 



H 



end of & signd 

England not to be found, strict enquiry to be made for it 

for Dec r read & Two hundred Pag 8 paid in .. [.,." 

[.;." sel made writer at the Sea Gate 

_...] ba of tnrnd out, vie wd but y 9 Merch* 8 insist^ of 30 Pag 8 a Corge "..." 

rejected .. ,. "__,'' 

[...] ace* for Jan r ' read & Pag 8 200 p d in & his v e port concern* y? 

Oonicoplys read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , , r ,] 

[...] cloth 20 bales to be picked out for dying, & 80 ba s white for t 9 

West Coast ^ " .. [,..] 



[:::3 



SUBJECT INDEX 

L — cont. 

[Land] Custom" ace* for Feb r ^ read 

[Land] Custom 1 " pays in Pag 8 200 

...] Letters y*pass between M r Benyon & y 8 place during y e Treaty at Ponti- 

cherry to be enterd [in a] book apart . . . . . . . . [...] 

107 Land Custom" aec* for March read & 300 Pag s paid in .... 70 

109 Letters rec d from severall parts read . . . . . . . . . . 71-72 

128 Land Custom" ace* for April read & 500 Pag 8 paid in 88 

162 London Cap* W m Upton Comm r arrivd from Bombay 116 

[...] Land Custom" ace* for May read & Pag 8 500 paid in .. .. .. [...] 

180 Letters to Beng 11 & Vizagap™ |> Darby read & approvd . . . . 132 

182 Laud Custom" acco* for June read & Pag 8 400 paid in on y* ace* . . 134 

187 London Cap* William Upton Comm r saild for Bengali . . . . . . 138 

211 Land Custom" acco* for July read & Pag 8 400 paid in . . . . . . 156 

-241 Land Custom" acet. for Aug 1 , read & 400 Pag . paid in . . . . 181 



11 Manucb Sen r Nicholo being sent for up to Court by King Shaalem, whe 
[ere for his good servicps to the Hon ble ] Compa 8 affairs, a peiee of 

ground w oh he formerly sollicited for is granted [to him] . . 6 

17 Metchlep m Gen 11 Lre from M r Noden there read, advising of great 

troubles, & [that Upper Kow was] making an offer of Dew Island . . 9 

21 Metchlep m Lre to M r Noden read & signd . . . . . . . . 10 

50 Metchlep™ Lre from M r Noden, acq* 8 us y* he has sent y e must rs of 

chay goods [to Ingeram] 24 

58 Martin M r William Pag 8 1300 p d him for his house bought to make a 

mint [office] 28 

59 Mason John orderd Secretary 29 

62 Maddapoll™ Braminys ace* to be made up & y 9 ball paid .... 31 

70 Martin William late Warehouskeep r pays in Two Thousand Pag 8 . . 36 

80 Maddapollam Tatch arr d from F*. S». David 44 

81 Metchlep m bill of Exchange offerd by M r t rederick for Pag 8 190 : 20. 45 
Measuring Dutty, Pag 8 163 : 24 : p d in by y e Eentor of that Farm . . 46 

82 Mint ace* for Febry read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

106 Metchlep m a Lre. to be wrote to M r Noden there to know y e condition of 

that Factory & Maddapoll m [...J 69 

110 Morgan John & Cornelius Moll writers reprimanded for their ill 

behaviour 72 

112 Metchlep m bill of Excha for Pag 8 190 : 20 payable to M r Frederick 

agreed to be paid . . . . . . 74 

Maddapollam Yatch arr d from Fort S*. David ibid 

119 Mint ace* for March read, & Pag 8 629 ; 7 : 60 p d in by the Mintmasf 

ace* Coinage Gold, & Hup 8 515 : 5 as. deliverd the Warehousekeep r ace* 

Coinage of silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 

122 Martin Will" 1 late Warehouskeep r pays in Pag 8 878 •. 5 ; 39 . . . . 83 

123 Martin Will m formerly Sea Custom r pays in Fan 8 9 : l a as ball 08 of y* 

ace* . . . . . . 84 

Ditto late Warehouaekeep r pays in Pag 8 5701 ; 32 : 48 . . . . . . ibid 

127 Measuring Duty Pags 136 : 24 paid in by the Rentor of that Farm . . 87 

133 Military abuses therein at Fort S* David to be Cautioned against . . 92 

142 Mintmaster pays in Pag 8 353 : 4 : 15 acco* Coinage of gold .... 99 

150 Ditto reads y e Mint ace* for April & delivers the Warehouskeep r Eup 8 

1729 ace* coinage silv r 105 

151 Mary sloop arrives from Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 

156 Metchlep™ bill of Excha. for Pag 8 200 : payable to Kittee Narran agreed 

to be paid . . . . . . . . Ill 

164 Metchlep m Gen 11 Lre from M r Noden there, read 118 

165 Milton Padre John Bapa permitted to go to y e West Coast . . . 119 

172 Metclep m Gen 11 Lre from M. r Noden there read 125 

173 Musters of fine goods to be sent to Vizagap m by y e Darby . . . . 126 

176 Mint ace* for May read 128 

178 Measuring Duty Pag 8 136 : 24 paid in by the Renter of that Farm . . 131 
181 Mintmas* r pays in 129 Pag 8 the produce of gold receivd from Batavia & 

Pag 8 ?87- 32: 4 acco* coinage 133 

Madrass Pag 8 to be sent to Vizagap™ ibid 

193 Mint ace* for June read, & Pag 8 90 -. 8 : 2 paid in acco* Coinage of Gold 

& Rup 8 1170 ; 8 a. del d the Warehouskeep r acco* Coinage silver . . 142 
199 Marlbru & Kent arrive from England, their packets opend, Letters read, 

orderd to be unladen, as much of their silver as can be put in hand 

at once to be deliverd into the Mint, & y e gold to be coind . . . . 147 



XVi SUBJECT INDEX 

M — cont. 

FOLIO 

205 Mary & Recovery arrive from England 

206 Marys Treasure to be landed & coind & hsr packet opend to take out 

the Invoice, & y 9 Presid* acq** us that there will be 120000 Rup 8 
ready in few days, agreed to detain y e Mary to carry them down 

208 Marys packet opend & y e Invoice taken out 

Moors Mosqueto complaints made of the Mullahs by Kittee Narran, the 
consideration deferred & former Consultations to be revisd 

209 Mary to be dispatchd directly to Bengali upwards of 100000 Rup 8 

being ready 
Moors Mosqueto former Consult 8 relating to it producd, resolvd that it 
do remain under the care of the Gfentue overseers 

210 Marlbr6 to be dispatchd for Vizag 111 & the Bay 

Mint Masf delivers in an acco* Coinage of a chest of gold ^ Marlbro & 

pays the amo* into Cash 

211 Mary Cap' Rieh d Holden Comm r saild for Bengali 

216 Mintmast' acq ts the Board that 500000 Rnp 8 will be ready in 2 or 3 

days, the Marlbro to be dispatchd [with them for Bengali] 

217 Mathewes Jarvis petition ag st the Proprietors of the Joynt stock to Pegue 

read, M r Benyon Trustee to the said Stock desires till next Consulta- 
t n to give in his ans r 

218 Mintmst' pays in Pag 8 10000 

219 Mermaid Cap* Edward Nansom Comm r arrivd from Juddah .. 
221 MarlbrS detaind to take in more Rup 8 

228 Said ship Cap* Martin Comm r sails for Beng 11 

230 Martin M r Will m delivers in a memoriall concerning the ballance due 

from him & M r . Raworth when Joynt Warehouskeep™, copy of which 
to be deliverd M r Raworth . . 

231 Metchlep m Gen 11 Letter read, advising the condition of that Factory . . 
Mintmasf pays into cash Pag s 3466 : 26 : 5, and delivers in an acco* 

Coinage of a chest of gold that came & Recovery 

236 Martin M r Will m calld upon for the ball 9 of his acco* whilst sole Ware- 
hou3keep r 

241 Ditto delivers in a 2 d paper in ans r to M r Raworths reply the consider- 
ation of which is deferrd 

245 Ditto being calld upon again for his ballance desires further time till 
next Consultation 

247"] Ditto delivers in his reasons why he cannot consent to pay y 9 ball 9 of his 
& > acco*, the matter debatd. his reasons ansd, his oase" agreed to 

248 J be exactly y 9 same with M r Raworths, & y* M r Martin ought to be 
answerable for the sum with interest, he desires an appeal to y e Court 
of Direct" agreed y* [pro] vided he gives security to pay the mony if 
so adjudged by them, it be allowd him 

249 Measuring Duty Pag 8 136 : 24 : —paid in by the renters of that Farm. 

251 Martin M r W m delivers in a remonstrance the consideration of which 
is deferrd 

255 D°. his remonstrance debated & all the assert ions therein contained 
& answerd, himself [being present] who having no thing to offer in answer 

258 to what debated, agreed that sufficient security m ust be [taken] & y* we 
will receive no more papers on this subject 

259 Mint ace* for Aug 8 * read & Pag 8 133 : 12— paid in ace* Coinage Gold & 

Rup 8 7093 : 8 : del d y e Warehousekeeper [on] acco* Coinage silver . . 

260 Martin M r . requests that if the Board still persist in demanding security 

of him, he may be permitted to go home By the ,Tan ry ship, to which 
we cannot consent unless he will deposite the sums due to the Com- 
panys Warehouse 

N 

96 Negap m & Gen 11 Lre to be wrote thither abo* some deserters w oh [they 
refuse to deliver up 

113 Negap m Generall Lre. to, read, approvd, and signd 

164 Njgap ra Generall Letter from read 

254 Naoob Habid Cawne Lre from him to y 9 Presd* read, desiring : him 
to turn M r . Hastings out, a civil ans r to be r Q turnd him 

262 Nichola Cojah appears to ans r to the petit n of Cojah Gregorio's widow, 

the whole matter examind, and complaints appearing to be groundless 
the petition is rejected 

263 Ditto deposits in the Comp" 8 cash a bulse cont e 1400 Pag 8 and some 

jewels belonging to a deceased Turk [a receipt to be given him'for 
them 



PAGE 

152 



ibid 
153 



153-154 
154 



155 
ibid 



ibid 
ibid 



160 



ibid 
161 
162 
164 
169 



171 

172 

ibid 
178 
181 
185 



187 
188 



192-194 
195 



196 



60 
75 
118 

192 



197- 



ibid 



SUBJECT INDEX 



FOLIO PAGE 

14 Owners of v e Essex to be paid Two hundred Pagodas for her freight to 

Fort 8* David 7 

110 Owners of y" S* Andrew allowd to unlade their goods paying Custom for 

what they shall sell here . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 

154 Orrell & Borlace Leiuf appear before y 9 Board & make an Exchange . . 109 

161 Owners of the Metchlebander allow d to land their goods, w° h are to be 

kept under the Comp as key .. .. .. • . .. .. 115 

220 Officers pay, the para s of the Comp as Letter relating to it taken into 

consideration, and the Leiut acq td therewith . . . . . . . . 163 

P 

11 President acq 13 y° Board y* he finds y e Comp 33 Merch ts very back- 
ward in] contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 

19 Paymaster advancd Pag s 1583 : 12 to defray Charges Garrison . . 9 
28 Presid* acq ts y e Board of an offer made him by y e Phousdar of [S* 

Thoma for] y e 5 villages taken away by y e late Govern r . . . . . 14 

Peer Zudda Phousdar of 8* Thoma his character ibid 

30 Paymasf 8 acco* for Decemb 1- read . . . . . . . . . . 15 

42 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 1633 : 12 :— 21 

53 Peterson Serg* ord d to be kept in custody . . . . . . . . 25-26 

55 President writes to the Diwan to order Serope Sings army to retire 

from his village or permit us turn them out . . . . . . . . 27 

64 Pegue Lead to be bought for the use of the Garrison 32-33 

65 Pullioat Letter to read & signd 33 

Painters Pag s 500 advancd them . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

69 Paym rs ace* for Jan 1 ? read 36 

70 Pavm rs ace* a wrong charge in it of 300 Pag 8 to be wrote off . . . . 36-37 
72 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 1583 : 12 :— 38 

78 President Cap* Freeman Comm r arrivd from Bengali . . . . . . 42 

79 President ord d to be unladen, & detaind in hopes of advices from y e West 

Coast 44 

81 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 2545 : 19 :— 45 

91 Paymasf 8 ace* for Feb 17 read . . . . 55 

92 Ditto remarks on it, & some resolutions come to thereon .... 56 

95 President to be dispatchd for y e West Coast 59 

97 Paymasf 8 advancd Pag 8 1583 : 12 :— . . 60 

102 President 8 ships Compa advancd 3 months impress . . . . . . 65 

111 D°. ship sails for y e W. Coast 73 

Portuguese Padres ans r to Francisco Da Sylvas petition .. .. ibid 

113 Paymasf Scavenger & M r Way to look out a proper place to keep y° 

Buffalosin .. .. _ .. .. 75 

Presid* acq* 8 y 9 Board y* Serope Sings Agents are gone disgusted from 

Pontichery, & reminds y e Council to get this acco* 8 . of remains ready. ibid 

116"] Pavmasf 8 scavenger & M r . Way their report of a place proper for y 9 
& > Buffalos, y 9 Paym r is orderd to build a shed, & keep a seperate acco* of 

117 J y e charge 78 

118 President reads two Letters from Gov r Hebert & M r . Benyon .... 79 

121 D°. produces a Lre from M r . Hebert inclosing y B articles of peace he has 

agreed on, which we cannot approve, & a new sett of articles ord d . to 

be drawn up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 

Paymasf 8 . ace*, for last month read . . ibid 

122 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 25S3: 12:— 83 

123 President pays in severall small ballances standing out upon the books. . 84 

126 Pag 8 Madrass what procurable to be sent to Vizagap™ .... 86 

127 Peeriannee Cornmeeter the ball 06 of his ace* being Pag 8 159 : 16 : — 

paid in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 

128 President reads severall Lres. acq* 8 us that y e articles of peaoe were 

signd, and the counterpart [sent] to Chingee to be executed by Serope 

Sing 88 

Presid* acq* 5 y e Board y* the Fort 8* David Merch* 8 have disposed of but 
very little of thp Broadcloth, [which] brought on a debate, & y 9 Presid* 
is desird to endeavour to persuade them to relinquish y 9 bar[gain] to 

our Merch* 3 91-92 

134 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 1933 : 12— 92 

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XVJii SUBJECT INDEX 

P — cont. 

FOLIO *AGE 

135 Presid* acq* 8 the Board, that he has prevailedlwith the Fort 8*. David 
Merch ts to relinquish y e [Broadcloth], since when they have clandes- 
tinely dispos'd of lOOki 8 more at under rates, so that our Merchants] 
refuse to take it, & 'tis agreed y* the said 100 ba s shall not be deliverd 
to the persons to whom th[ey] sold it . . . . . . . . . . 94 

140 Presid* acq ts the Board y* he is advisd by M r ' Benyon that the prisoners 
are arrivd at Waldore, [but] that the enemy refuse to deliver them 
up, without having the mony beforehand . . . . ' . . . . 97 

142 Presd* acq ts the Board that the Fort S*. David Merchants at last agree 

to quit the remainder] of the Broadcloth 98 

[A line lost.] [...] 

152 Paymast" ace* for April read . . . . 107 

153 Paymasf advancd Pag s 3036 : 32 108 

Presid* acq* 8 the Board that he hears M r- Charles Douglass Supra 

Cargo of the Bochester has sent a pack of Tea to Bencoolen, orderd 

y e it be sent for hither by the President ibid 

163 Printing press come out by the Jane to be deliverd Mess rs ' Jennings & 

Lewis . . . . . . . . . . - • - . ■. . • . 117 

165 Paymasf advance! Pag 3 ' 1413 : 18 119 

174 Paymast r advancd Pag 8 1210 127 

177 Paymasf 8 ace* for May read . . . . 130 

178 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 1660 : 26 : 2 ._ 131 

1 80 Presid* reports y* there are sev 11 Expences in y 9 F*. 8*. David Paym rs ace* 3 

very different from ours, an imediate reformat 11 to be recommended . . 132 

Painters advancd a thousand Pag 8 ' . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

Parker M r ' Tho 8 entert d . Factor for the West Coast ibid 

186 Painters advancd a thousand Pag s and & two thous d to y 9 Paymasf . . 137 

187 Presid* acq* 8 'the Board that with the accomptant Warehouskeep r & 

M r> Benyon they have gone thro the rupee & silver acco* & find y e sum 
mentiond in Consult 11 of the 4 th inst. is wanting to a trifle and that 
their report will be ready by next Consult 11- . . 138 

188 Do. informs the Board that he has rec d severall messages from the 

Duan to desire him to stop the Pegue Embassadors from going by sea 
to Bengali, which matter being debated, agreed that all perswasive 
means be usd but that we cannot ans r y e forcibly- detaining any 
Princes Embassadors & that a Letter be wrote to the Duan with our 

reasons at large . . . . 139 

Presgrave Bobert entert d Ensign . . ibid 

195 Presid* produces the warehouse Cajans ment d in y° report of silver & 
rupees wanting, Paupa Braminy calld in & orderd to read the articles 
of rupees and silver which agree exactly with the report, & declares 
y* to the best of his judgment it seems to be a fair acco*, Tonapa to 
be sworn to the truth of these acco* 3 ' . . . . . . . . . . 144 

214 Paymasf advancd Three Thousand Pagodas 158 

217 Presid* acq ts the Board that M r- Hastings writes him Nabob Habid 
Cawne is desirous of lodging his Trea[sure] here, the matter debated 
& resolvd that it may be attended with the worst of consequences, & 
therefore M r ' Hastings to be enjoynd not to give any manner of 
encouragement to it 160-161 

221 Presid* acq* 8 the Board that he has obligd Tonapa to deliver up all he 

has to show for his advent 3 at sea . . . . . . . . . . 164 

226 Do. informs that he has sett peons to take care nothing is carryd out 

of Tonapas house. 167 

229 Paymasf 8 acco* for July read, & its amo* being more than ord y severall 

remarks made upon it 169-170 

231 Presid* to be paid the 21000 Pag 3 borrowd of him 172 

237 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 ' 4298 : 12:— 178 

248 Presid* acq* 8 the Board y* he cannot bring the merchants to any abate- 

ment ord d y* they be summond to attend y e Board next Consult 11 . . 187 

249 Paymasf advancd Pag 8 ' 2873: 12 :— . . 188 

259 Paym 1 " 8 acco* for Aug s * read 195 

260 Presid* acquiesces that M r> Estons mony in his hands may be attachd . . 196 

261 D°. Acknowledges y 9 rec*. of y 9 ball 9 of M r . Estons ace* - . . . . 197 

262 Paymasf delivers in an acco* of Padre Jones's estate ibid 

Q 

R 

6 Budge John dec d y° amo* of his Estate p d in by y e Paymasf .... 3 

20 Bent roll for last year producd, agreed to & signd 10 



SUBJECT INDEX XIX 

R — cont. 

AFOLIO PAGE 

67 Raworth Robert late Sea Custom 1 " Pag s 2000 p d in by M r . Davenport 

on that ace* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 

80"] 

& > Russell Benj a Writer reprimanded for negligence . . . . . . 45 

81 J 

81 Rentall Generall pays in Pag s 545: 19: ibid 

86 Rising Sun Smack, advices of her hav« deliverd her Saltpetre & Red- 
wood at Bencoolen & [proceed 6 ] thence for Batavia . . . . . . 50 

112 Raworth Robert late Sea Customer, Pag 8 4000 paid in by M r . Daven- 
port on that ace* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 

116 Redwood 500 Candy to be sent to Bengali on the Darby .... 78 

117 Romalls Sacerguntee & Bengali the whole quantity ord d in y e Compa* 

List agreed to be prov[ided] . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

120 Raworth Robert late Sea Custom 1 " Pag 8 2000 paid in by M r . Davenport 

on that ace* . . . . . .- . . . . . . . . . . 81 

122 RentallGen 11 reads his ace* quit rents, pays in Pag 8 116 : 4 on y* aec* & 

y e remain 6 diff oe ag[reed] to be wrote off to Proffit & Loss .... 83 

128 Rentall Generall pays into Cash Pag 8 1200 . . . . 88 

131 Register to prosecute an Armenian in behalf of the Comp a for a bond of 

80 Pag 8 due for Custom 90 

150 Ridley M r . Matthew to be third of Council [at] Bencoolen & Cheif of 

Bantall, if M r . Collet finds him recoverd of his illness . . . . 106 

162 Rentall Generall pays in Pag 8 1200 116 

177 Russell Benj a Writer orderd for y e West Coast 129 

178 D° delivers in a very humble petition, upon w ch he is orderd for 

Vizagap m 130-131 

181 Redwood 100 Candy to be sent to Bengali on the London . . . . 133 

186 Reid Cap* Alex r produces his Licence 137 

. . Rentall Generall pays in Pag s 1000 . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

188 Raworth Rob* Esq r Lre from him desiring leave to come up hither, the 
consideration of it def errd till the report is made concerning the silver 
& Rupees wanting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 

192 Ditto taken into consideration & finding by the report that the 
Rup 8 & silver appear to be wanting in his time agreed he have liberty 
to come up & that he be desird to bring up what necessary papers he 
[may] have towards clearing this affair . . . . . . . . 141 

198 Roach Cap* John w* h 100 men to be wrote for from Fort S* David 

having advices y* the Duan is upon his march to Arcot . . . . 146 

Raworth Rob* Esq r before his coming away to discourse their Merch* 8 

about a new Contract ... . . . . . . . . . . . . {bid 

202 Roach Cap* John arrives from Fort S* David with 100 men . . . . 149 

207 Recoverys packet opend and she orderd to be unloaden 153 

212 Raworth Rob* Esq 1 " arrives from Fort S* David 157 

213 Rentall Generall pays in 1000 Pag 8 . . ibid 

Raworth Rob* Esq r acquaints the Board that the Fort S* David 

Merch* 8 still insist upon having the[ir] Custom & Dustore reducd . . ibid 

Ditto reminded of the want of Rup 8 & Silver, who desires time may 

be allowd him to call Tonapa to [ace*] . . .". 158 

214 Redwood and Callieoes to be laden on y e MarlbrS for Beng 11 . . . . ibid 
221 Raworth Rob* Esq r gives in a memoriall setting forth how notoriously 

he has been abusd by Tonapa & prays this Board to assist him in the 
recovery of what possible, he offers to pay in good part [of] the 
ballances, and desires time may be allowd him to get in the remain- 
der, this matter debated & the Compa 8 orders concerning Conicoplys 

to be revisd before we determine it . . 163 

225 Rup 8 and Silver wanting, debate concerning it reassumd, & M r Vic 8 
Griffiths case considerd, M r Raworths case not paralell to that Compa 8 
orders abo* Conicnplys in their Letter by the Dutchess dated Ja^n'?] 
8 th . 1700 producd and debated, & M r Raworth not having excepted 
against Tonapa or calld him [so] duely to acco* as he ought to have 
done, we do determine that he must make good what is owing but this 
sentence to be submitted to the Hon ble Compa 5 judgment, Resolutions 
taken Viz. that Raworths acco* Curr* be debted for the SiJver & 
Rupees wanting and for the ballance of his Warehouse acco* that the 
Rup 8 be cast up at 340 & hundred Pag 8 & the silver at 16 5/8 & y x 
we [will] assist M r Raworth to recover what possible of Tonapa . . 166-167 



XX SUBJECT INDEX 

R — cont. 

FOLIO PAGB 

226 Raworth Rob* Esq r pays in 25000 Pa?;' acco* the wants in the Ware- 

house, debated further how [we] ought to proceed in y 8 affair & finding 
no order upon record that will hear us out in proceeding [to] severity 
agreed y* y 8 matter he fairlv wrote home & the Compa 8 orders desired 
how to act in case[s of the like nature] 168 

227 Kaworth Rob* Esq r forthw* h to return to Fort 8* David two barbarous 

murthers having been committed there & every thing out of order 
since he came away for want of strict discipline, & y* he carry full 

instructions concerning a.n Investment ibid 

234 Ditto pays in 20000 Pag 8 more & makes appear to leave behind 

him sufficient to discharge the whole 175 

Ditto reports y* he has made a discovery of about 40,000 rup 8 
taken out of the Warehouse by Tonapa. the witnesses examind, & 
Tonapa himself do's not deny y 9 taking y m hut says he paid y m in 
again, upon y e whole it appears to us y* he did actually take out y" s d 
rup 8 & his excuses of hav s repaid y m is ridiculous ibid 

236 Ditto delivers in his answer to M r Martins memoriall . . . . 177 

237 Roach Leiut John ord d down to Fort S* David again 178 

240 Raworth, Frederick & Davenport Mess' 3 the ballance of their ace* y 9 

present to y e Mogull debated, & M r Raw* confesses himself 

answerable for what due on that acco* , . . . 1.80-181 

244 Raworth Rob* Esq 1- setts out for Fort S* David > 184 

s 

6 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 3 

9 Storekeep" ace* for Decemb r read 5 

14 Storekeep r only to buy up plank for y 8 Comp as use 7 

20 Strangers not to be entertaind by y 9 inhabitants, till they have been w th 

y 9 Cap* of Guard und T penalty of 50 Pag 8 . . 10 

37 Sec* 7 pays into Cash Pag 3 26 for permission of M r Kingles passage . . 19 

41 See 17 to lay before y 9 Board w* passed formerly in Consult" concerning 

Cap* Courtney '20 

471 

& > Soldiers at Fort S* David their mutinous petition to the Dep* 7 Govern 1- . 22-23 

48 J 

54 Smart Joseph made head searcher at the Sea Gate 26 

. . Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pagodas ibid 

55 Sec' 7 ord d to lay before the Board y 9 Consult" 3 relating to Abendanas 

will 27 

Smart & Horden Mess" dispute their precedency, w oh is referrd to the 

Comp as decision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

61 Sallampores fine sorted & taken in 30 

64 Storekeep 1 " 3 ace* for Jan 17 read 32 

67 Sea Custom" ace* for Jan' 7 read 34 

69 Surat Gen 11 Lre from, read, advis* y° Londons arrv 11 at Bombay & y 8 

Catherines dispatch for Europe 36 

70 Sea Custom 1 " pays in One Thousand Pag 8 . . ibid 

71 Storekeep r to provide stores for Fort S* David 37 

72 Sea Custom 1, pays in One Thousand Pag 8 38 

81 Sea Custom 1 pay 3 in One Thousand Pag 8 45 

82 Storekeep" ace* for Feb 17 read . . 46 

83 Sea Custom" ace* for Feb 17 read & One Thousand Pag 3 paid in 47 
85 Storekeep r pays in Pag 3 600 49 

Secretary orderd to turn down y 8 W*. Coast Consultations relating to 

the suspension of Mess" Kingsley, Stotherd & Evans 50 

90 Ditto produces y e s d consult" 3 in which we observe abundance of confu- 
sion & irregularity . . . . 54 

Ditto orderd to deliver Mess" Kingsley & Stotherd copys of their 

charge . . . . 55 

104 Storekeeper pays in nine hundred Pag 3 67 

Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 3 . . ibid 

106 Sec 17 to send copy of Francisco Da Sylvas petition to the Portuguese 

Padrees . . 68 

110 Storekeepers ace* for March read 72 

112 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 74 

113 Scavenger reports y' the place where the Buffalo's are kept is very 

inconvenient 75 



SUBJECT INDEX XXf 

S — cont. 

FOLIO PAQB 

113 Supervizor or D. GoV for y" W Coast, the choice of one recommended 

to y e Councils consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 

116 Sea Custom™ ace* for March read 78 

121 Smart Joseph late Receiv r pays in Pag 8 116 : 1 : 38 as part of y 8 ball ce 

of M r Fredericks Sea Custom acc t- and delivers in a list of bad debts 
for the rem dr of which he is to get in all posuible and the rest to be 

wrote off to profit and loss . . , . . . . . . . . . 82 

Strangers not to carry their goods from the Sea Gate till they have paid 

the Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid 

122 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 83 

123 Scavenger's ace* r to y 6 ult° Sept r read & Pag" 114 : 29 : p d in for 

ballance thereof 84 

131 Smart JosP h late Receiv 1 " delivers in an Armenians bond for 80 Pag" on 

ace* Customs as part of M r Tho s Fredericks Sea Custom™ Ace* . . 90 

Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pagodas ibid 

132 Surat Gren 11 Lre read, advising the death of King Shaalem .... 91 
Storekeepr pays in Five hundred Pagodas ibid 

135 Stotherd Sam 11 his petition read, & he permitted to return to the West 

Coast upon y e Toddington . . 93 

139 Storekeep™. ace* for April read & 550 Pag 3 paid in 96 

140 Sea Custom™ ace* for April read & 1,000 Pag 8 paid in 97 

142 Soldiers forty to be sent to the West Coast on the Toddington . . 98 

149 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 3 104 

152 Ditto pays in One Thousand Pag 8 107 

153 Sec 17 to demand Cap* Blows ans r if he will accept of 4 fan 8 a day to 

victuall y e soldiers 108 

154 Storekeep r [to lade severall] necessarys on the Toddington for Bencoolen. 109 
Steward to put on board the Toddington a but of Arrack for y 9 soldiers, 

& 10 chests Syrash for the use of D. Gov r Collet &c a ibid 

156 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 HI 

Surat Gen 11 Letter read, advising y' Muzzodeen is settled upon the 

Throne ibid 

159 Soldiers a draught to be made for the West Coast 114 

162 Soldier discharged US 

Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 3 117 

168 Secretary to turn down what passd formerly in Consultat n concern 6 

Willeboorts 122 

Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 3 ibid 

172 Sea Custom™ ace* for May read & Pag 8 73 : 14 : 16 del d in on ace* of 

an outcry . . 125 

173 Sec 17 produces the Constult n8 about Willeboorts 126 

Storekeepers ace* for May read ibid 

Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 . . . . . . . , ibid 

178 Sea Customer pays in One Thousand Pag 8 130 

180 Storekeeper delivers in a memoriall of severall abuses committed by the 
Powder makers in the art[icle of] saltpetre their aeco* orderd to be 
debted for it, & no more saltpetre than absolutely necessary to [lie] 

in their hands for the future 132 

183 Sea Gate no small parcels to be cleard there till the Custom is paid or a 

note given for the mony . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 

186 Storekeeper pays into Cash Pag 8 2089:4:50 137 

Sea Customer pays in Pag 3 1000 ibid 

8ilver plate bought of Gov r Pitt being almost unserviceable & the 

President offering new for it ag[reed] it be accepted . . . . ibid 

189 Storekeeper to sell the Janes Lead at Outcry 140 

193 Sea Custom™ aceo* for June read & Pag 8 1000 paid in 142 

203 Sea Custom 1 pays in 2000 Pag 8 150 

208 Silver and goods come by ships Marlbro, Kent & Eecovery persons 

appointed to examine them . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 

209 Surgeons of said ships petition for their head mony which is orderd to 

be paid them . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . , 154 

Silver come out[on d°] ships for particular persons to be deliverd them. 155 

211 Spahawne Letters from advising of their troubles . . . . . . 156 

213 Sea Customer pays in 1000 Pag 8 157 

216 Storekeep™ ace* for July read 160 

217^ Salt earth a parcell having lain severall years in an old godown of 
V which no acco* has been ke(pt) the Werehouskeep T to examine the 

2 18 J Conicoplys & make his report 161 

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practices 



ibid 
163 

178 
181 
185 
189 
ibid 
191 
196 



3X11 SUBJECT INDEX 

S — cont, 

IOLI0 PAGE 

219 Storekeep r delivers in an acco* of stores wanting f> Marlbro orderd 

that it be sent to Beng 11 to be adjusted there with the Comand r . . 162 

220 Sea Custom" acco* for July read & 1000 Pag 8 paid in 
Soldiers three dischargd 

237 Smith Reuben Serg* having been guilty of loathsome 
that he be sent home 

241 Sea Customer pays in 1000 Pag* 

245 Sea Customer pays in 1000 Pag* 

251 Storekeep™ acc^ for Aug 8 * read, and 2000 Pag* paid in 

Sea Custom 1 " pays in 1000 Pag' 

254 Sea Custom" acco* for Aug 8 ' read 

260 Sea Custom r pays in 2000 Pag" 

261 Smart Joseph delivers in a paper & his case decided that he is Sen 1 " 

to Thomas Cooke ibid 

T 

2 Tonnapa y 9 Wareh 89 Conicoply permitted to go to Fort 8* David . . 1 

14 Tobacco Farmers pay in pag* 583:12 on y* ace* . . . . . . . . 7 

58 Ditto pay in Pag" 583:12 : on y* ace* 28 

76 Trincombarr Gen 11 Lre from, concerning M™ Abendana .... 40 

Taffatys a ^-cell returnd from Bengali to be sent for y e West Coast by 

first Conveyance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 

79 Trincombarr Gen 11 Lre to, approvd, in ans r to w* wrote us about 

M" Abendana 43 

81 Tohacco Farmers pay in Pag" 583:12 : 45 

84 Toddington Cap* Thorn 8 Blow Comm r arrivd from y 9 West Coast . . 48 

96 Do. to be detaind herein hopes of the Janes arrivall .... 59 

113 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag" 585:12 ; 75 

115 Trincombarr Gen 11 Lre to read, approvd & signd . . . . . . 77 

116 Tin rec d from the West Coast by the Toddington to be sent to Bengali 

on y 9 Darby 78 

118 Toddington to be dispatchd for the West Coast with all Expedition . . 79 

136 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag' 583:12 : 94 

159 Theobald M r Thorn* delivers in a petition 114 

161 Do. debated, & our opinion is that no person has any property 

remain 8 in the Janes Cargo . . . . . . 116 

163 Toddington to be detaind a few days on ace* of M r Collets indisposi- 
tion 117 

165 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag* 583:12 : 119 

172 Toddington Cap* Tho* Blow Comm r saild for y e West Coast .... 125 

189 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag* 583:12 : 139 

192 Town Conicoplys duty orderd to be paid . . . . . . . . 141 

208 Town rent mony orderd to be paid .. .. 154 

213 Tonapa orderd to he confind . . . . 158 

216 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag 8 583:12: 159 

Town Broker pays in Pag 8 300 ibid 

230 Tonappa examind concert the wants in the Warehouse being obligd 
to have recourse to him as not being [able] to find out in what Ware- 
houskeep" time they happend, he answers that the redwood is 
always a great waste upon it, and confesses that the broadcloth, 

white Lead &c a he made use of and will [make] good the value . . 171 

236 Tonapa to be close confind & his effects seizd on . . . . . . 177 

.249 Tobacco Farmers pay in Pag* 583:12 : . . , 188 

U 
V 

17 Vizagapat™ Generall Letter [from, read, promising musters of ehay 

goods &c .... . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 

28 Villages, no sum of mony to be disbursd to procure any, unless we 

can have indisputable title . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 

41 Vizagap™ Generall Letter from read, advis 8 to have sent 29 bales of 

Callicoes 20 

59 Vizagap m bales ord d to be sent to washing . . 29 

65 Vizagap m Gen 11 Lre to, read & signd 33 

66 Vizagap™ Gen 11 Lre from read, advis 8 y 9 want of mony &o a Pag" 10000 

& Rup* 10000 to be sent them " 34 

•82 Ditto read, acq* 8 us y* they have contraoted w* y e Dasheroon Me'cb**. 46 



SUBJECT INDEX XX111 

V — cont. 

TTOLIO PAGE 

113"| Vizagap™ must™ producd, Gingham sheets, Izarees & Beteelas rejected, 
& > but 1000 p 8 of y 6 sail o 8 orderd to be provided 75-76 

115 Vizagap m Gen 11 Letter to, read, approvd, & signd . . . . . . 77 

124 Vizagap m G en 11 Lre from, read 85 

133 Viver Lieut George, his petition concern 8 some effects of his left at Fort 

S* David read . . .... '. . . 92 

140 Vizagap m Gen 11 Lre from read, inclosing copy of one from M r Faucet at 

Ingeram . . . . . . . . • • . . . . . . . . 97 

142 Vizagap m Gen 11 Lre from read 99 

159 Ditto read advising their Investment to be in good forwardness .. 114 

172 Ditto read 125 

177 Vizagap m Factory a writer to be sent thither 129 

197 D°. letter from read advising 5 ships to have been seen off Ganjam 

w th fr re nch colours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 

204 D°. read, advising that they have stopd y e Darby till they can have 

certain news of s d ships 150 

215 D°. read, with their Generall books, advising that Habid Cawne had 

seizd on the Dutch Cheif of Bimlep m that they dont doubt of 100 

Vizag™ & 200 Ingeram bales for Sept, y e the Darby saild the 18 th 

July for Beng 11 & y* their Consult 8 &c r are ready for next Convey 6 . . 159 

231 Ditto read, about the dearness of their package 171 

237 Vassy Simon's Petition read, y e Paymast™ to pay him Europeans pay . . 178 

240 Vizagap™ Gen 11 Lre from read, acquainting us that they hope to send 

away their bales in ten days at farthest 180 

Vizaga m 12000 Pag 8 to be sent thither & ship Triblicane . , . . ibid 

241 Do. Gen 11 Letter to read & signd 181 

255 Vizagap m the Cheif & Council of, having laden 2000 Pag 8 & Packing 

stuff on the Jane for M' Faucet, but the ship not fetching her port is 
come hither the mony to be p d into cash & the Packing stuff deliv d 
the Warehouskeep r 192 

■259 Vizagap™ Lre to M'. Faucet read & another to y 8 Board advis* y* they 

will send their bales by y e Barington & Jane 195 

260 Do. Gen 11 Lre from read accomp* 47 bales of Callicoes .. .. 196 

W 

7 Warehouskeep' to make up & send 50 bales to F* S* David, & provide 

a vessell to carry them 4 

9 Warehouse ace* for Decemb r read 5 

13 Wallace Cap* Thorn 8 entert d at Ensigns pay to serve at Vizagap™ . . 7 

24 Wahup George Writer at Fort 8* David dy'd y° 12 th Jan? 12 

29 Warehouskeep' to sell Rupees at 335 ^ 100 Pag 8 15 

38 Wotohowon complains against Timmapa for forcibly taking away his 
dwelling house, y e house y e heads of Casts give in their opinion of y e 

matter, & y e house orderd to be restord 19 

42a' 
& >Weld M' Matthews his declaration concern* Cap*. Courtney . . . . 21-22 



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59 Warehouskeep' to send 600 p 8 of the finest Morees to painting . . 29 

64 Warehouse ace* for Jan* read 32 

Warehouskeep' to buy 25 Candy of Pegue Lead for Vizagap™ . . 33 

Wallace Cap* Thorn 8 orderd for Fort 8* David ^ d 



74^1 

& y 



-Weavers two prisoner's on y e Choultry ord d to be releasd .... 37 
75J 

80 Warehouse ace* for Feb^ read & 3000 Pag 8 paid in 44 

83 Woodward M'. Thorn 8 orderd youngest of Council at Fort 8* David . . 47 
95 Warehouskeep' to deliver 300 bags of Saltpetre which has lain long in 

the Godown to the Storekeep' 59 

107 Wheat rec d from Bengali, being good for nothing, orderd to be sold at 

Outcry . - 70 

113 Warehouse ace* for March read . . . . . . 74 

122 Wine Licence Farmer pays in One hundred Pag 8 . . . . . . §3 

131 Wareh ° uskeep' to sell silver at 15| Doll' 8 for 10 Pag 8 90 

140 Warehousekeep' to send 50 ba 8 of white cloth, all the blew cloth in the 

Warehouse, shirts &c" by the Toddington to the West Coast. ... 97 

142 Warehouskeep' to make up the Fort S* David Merch* 8 ace 18 .... 99 



SUBJECT INDEX 



W — cont. 



POLIO PAGE. 

148 Wotton Cap* Thorn 8 interrogated about the Jane 103: 

149 Warehouskeep r to receive the Janes Cargo, keeping it in a seperate 

Godown till it has been [viewd] by a Committee of y 9 Board . . 104 

150 Warehouse ace* for April read . . . . , . . . . . . . 105 

White M r Henry to be last of Council at Bencoolen, but to have no 

extram-d 1 ? salary, [only] Gratuity of £20 for keeping the books . . 106 

156 Warehousekeep r to bring in an ace* what bales we have ready to send to 

Bengali #> Darby Ill 

163 Woolley M r Sec 17 a letter from him dated 17 th Jan 1 ? 1710, by a Danes 

Printer read, recommending the [Danish] Mission to our protection. 117 

165 Warre M r William orderd to extract all y 9 Comp as standing rules from 

their Gen 11 Letters ' . . . . . . . . 119' 

Warehouskeep r reports that there are 300 ba 8 in the Godown, which he 

is orderd to lade on the Darby . . . . . . . . . . . . . ibid. 

168 Willeboorts Adrian his petition read 124 

173 D° found to be ill grounded & as such rejected 126 

176 Warehouse ace* for May read & Ten Thousand Pag 8 paid in . . . . 128 

Wotton Cap* Thom s registers six bales of Bengali goods . . . . 129 

180 Washers six hundred Pag 8 advancd them 132 

182 Weld M r ' Mathew Lre from him read in ans r to M rs Hunts complaint 

against him, & advises y* he has sent her goods, which the Sea Custom', 

is ord d to send for ashore & w* h the Paymasf to compare the 

a[ccount] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 

185 Woolley M r Sec 17 his Letter by the Arabella read 138 

198 Warehouskeep r pays in 3000 Pag 8 146 

209 Warehouse acco* for June read 154 

214 Warre Will™ produces a collection of the Comp 33 standing orders, which 

is to be bound up and kept in [the] Sec 173 office . . . . . . . 158 

215 Warre & Harden Mess rs to examine the Fort S* David & Vizagap™ 

books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 

229 Warehouse acco* for July read & 6000 Pag 8 paid in . . . . . . 170 

Warehonskeeper complaining that shooting rice among the Bengali 

bales, occasions vermin to [breed] & is of very ill consequence agreed 

to write to Bengali to forbid it for the future ibid. 

230 Warehouse when ever deliverd over, a thoro acco* of remains to be taken 

and compard w* h the General! books [and signd interchangeably by 

y 9 old & new Warehouskeep r ] . . . . . . . . ' . . . . 171. 

242 Warehouskeep r & his Conicoply regulations agreed on concerning y m 

for the future 182 

254 Warehouskeep r pays in 5000 Pag s 192 

262 Warehouse acco* for Aug 8 * read 197 



Y 

85 York Fort Gen 11 Lres to Toddington read, acquaint 6 us with the death 

of Mess rs " Bttrioke, Douglass, Griffith, & y* y 9 Thistleworth was ready 

to be dispatchd home 50 

86 D° omit to advise us w* time they can have another ships Loading of 



pepper ready 
' \ Fo ■ ' 



ibid 

107 York Fort Gen 11 Lre to read & approvd 69 

108 Ditto an addition to it, read & approvd 70 

117 Ditto, the present oondition debated . „ 79 

147 Yarborough M r Eich d interrogated about the Jane 103 

150 Ditto to reside at Bencoolen, not being acquainted with the customs of 

y e Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 

213 York Fort Letters from read, acquainting us with M r Daniels death, y* 
M r Hunter succeeds him in the Governm* & that all differences are 
composd, as also that they have sent us 300 Tubs of tea bv the Rising 

Sun " . . . . 157 

260 York Fort Gen 11 Lre from read, advising the arrivall of the Success 
from England w* h a copy of a Letter from M r Woolley, acqt s them 
that the Abingdon is orderd for Bencoolen 196 

z 

124 Zoudee Cawnes bill for 5000 Madrass Rup s agreed to be paid . . . . 85 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 

1712 

(VOLUME No. 43.) 

[From January 3 to December 31.] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711- 



The Consultation and Diary Booke of Edward Harrison Esq r . Presi- 
dent and Govern*. &c a . Council their proceedings and transac- 
tions in the Affairs of the It*. Hon ble - United Company of 
Merch ts - of England trading to the East Indies in the Presidency 
of the Coast of Choromandell &c a . begun 3 d . Jan**. 1711-12 



Att a Consultation 
Present 


Wensday 
Evening 


Edwakd Habrison Esq". 


Govern*. & Presid 1 . 


2 


Thomas Frederick. 


Henry Davenport. 




William Martin. 


Edward Bulklet. 




William Jennings. 


Bern d . Benton. 




William Warre. 


Richard Hunt. 





A Generall Letter to the Depute Govern v . & Councill of ffort 8*. David of this Letter 
days date was read & sign'd as allso the dispatch of ship Avarilla to Fort S'. David. ^J." g t hto 

David. ' 

Cap'. Hurst delivers in a request as enterd after this Consultation that he Oapt. Huret B 
may have leave to newly register his goods here w ch . is granted him in considera- re ^ 8 b Sbis 
tion that he has dispos'd of severall articles that were registered in Bengali. brot.Vom 

Bengal] to be 

new 

registread. 

Henry Davenport produces a. protest sent him &c a . freighters of the S'. George [Pro]— 
by Cap'. Goodman Commander of that ship which he desires may be en tred after crtptT 1 
this Consultation, and that an answer to said protest mav be inserted in the Gen 11 . Goodman 

T«*-t^ " tothe 

Letter. ffrei.-htrs. 

["of Fort] 
St. George 
produced by- 
Mr. Daven- 
port. 

Tonapa former Conieoply to the warehouse having leave to go down to ffort Tonapa 
S'. David in order to settle some accounts with the Deputy Govern r . and being K F or t°st. 
indebted to the warehouse under M r . William Martin warehoused. Pagodas three v ^ id , t0 , 
thousand six hundred and four thirteen fanams twenty cash for w ch . M r . Martin has with" 
taken bis bond. Mr - Kaworth. 

Recommended to M r . Bern"*. Benyon that the said Tonapa be well look', after 
that he doe not make his escape out of our bounds and that the same be recommended 
to the Deputy Govern 1 ", in the next lett r . 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-13 

The President reads his -acco 1 . Cash for last month ballance being fifty two 
thousand eight hundred sixty nine twelve fanams four Cash. 

E. Haerison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Boxkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



To the Ho» B11E . Edw d . Harrison Esq e . 

pREsip T . & Govern", op 

Fort S t . George &o a Council. 
Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Having registred some goods [of J Bengali and since my arrivall at this place 
oblig'd to dispose of some of them for my ships use, 

Eequest that my register may be renew'd leaving those things out which I have 
dispos'd of w ch . will very much oblige. 
Jan et . 2 d . 17H. 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Your most hum ble . Serv*. to Comm d . 

Robert Hurst. 

Patna Chints 325 p s . 

Seer Bettys ... 279. 

Bettelses . ... ... 100. 

Chints 194. 

Tea 8 Canast rB . 

Shellack 5 Chests. 

One case & one bundle mark'd I C being 



Eattans ... ... ... ... ... 100 bundles. 

1 Bale N q* 120 p s . paintings. 

To the Hon ble . Ei)w D . Harrison Esq\ 

Prestd t . & Govern", of ffort S T . George &c A Councill. 
Hon ble . S r &c a . 

I desire the abovemention'd goods shipt by me on the Avarilla may be regis- 
tred according to the Companys direction. 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 
Your most Hum ble . Serv'. 
Eobert Hurst. 



Whereas I. Samuell Goodman Command 1 , of the ship S*. George belonging unto 
the poxt of London in Great Brittain in the eleventh year of our Soveraign Lady 
Queen Ann imployed in the Hon ble . United East India Companys Service was 
dispatch'd at ffort S 4 . George the 6 th of June 1711 and order'd to sail with all 
expedition for Vizagapatam & from thence to ffort William in Bengali in the river 
Hugly consign'd unto the Hon ble . John Bussell Esq r . &c a . Councill there for the 
United East India Companys Service of Great Brittain and when I had deliver'd all 
the said Company's goods at ffort William I was by order from the President at that 
time Govern r . William Fraser Esq r . &c a Councill at the port or place of ffort S'. 
George belonging unto the R 4 . Hon ble . East India Company of Great Brittain, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12- 



Commanded to deliver the said ship S l . George to Francis Mollyneaux Merch 1 . for the 
space of one year by reason the said ship was lett to freight to the said Mollyneaux 
Jiobert Eaworth and Henry Davenport Merchants &c a . in ffort S\ George to proceed 
with Gods permission from ffort William in Bengali to Suratt and Persia & for the 
better proceeding on the said voyage I thought fitt to dock the ship whereas 
I solemnly protest and declare I had not done it bat on the account of proceeding on 
the abovesaid voyage, and for the better satisfaction of the imployers & now I am 
ready to receive on board the abovesaid ship S*. George such goods and parcells 
as the iinployers shall think fitt for Suratt and Persia as #* agreement at ffort S\ 
George the above said ship being in a good repair & Capable of proceeding on & per- 
forming the voyage as when came out of England & now I Samuell Goodman do 
solemnly protest against you Francis Mollyneaux Eobert Raworth & Henry Daven- 
port Merch ts . &c a . at ffort 8*. George in behalf of my Owners & self that upon 
nonperformance of the voyage you Gentlemen shall make good all such same or 
sums of mony as the said owners shall sustain by doeking the above said ship S b . 
George & all such damages & charges of mony as the owners shall or rimy sustain 
by the nonperformance of the above voyage Contracted for Suratt and Persia. 

Sam". Goodman. 
Calcutta Novemb*. 26 th . 1711. 

Ship Vera Budda arrived in this road from Ballasore. 

Sloop Eanga Naidu arrived from Ganjam. 3<i 

This day ship Averilla Cap 4- Robert Hurst Commad r saild for ffort S fc . David 5 
(on w ch . ship M 1 '. Bernard Benyon 6 th of Councill here embarqued for foresaid place) 
"by whom sent a Gen 11 . Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', and Councill dated the 2 d ins', 
as allso the R\ Hon bIe . Companys pacquetts markd A & C. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edwakd Harrison Esq*. Presid 1 & Gov". Monday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw b . Bulkley/. 

William Jennings. [Lacuna]. 
William Warre. Rich". Hunt. 

M B . Benyon gone to ffort S*. David. 
M r . Thomas Frederick late paymaster pays into Cash one hundred thirty five Pa. 135. 27. 
twenty seven fanams and eleven cash acco 4 . the Estate of John Rudge deceas'd. Kud^eBtate 

paid in by 
Mr. Ered'eriok 
late pay- 
master. 

Generall letter to the Hon ble . Court of Mana : was read to the 130 paragraph. Letter to y e 

* °r Uireotrs. 

[read] . 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into cash pagodas one thousand on that Pa. 1,000 pd. 
account. ™ aooot - 8ea 

Cuetomes. 

The Accomptant produces his Journ 11 . parcells for the month of November. The joumaH 

, , rT paroell for 

E. Harrison. No T r. read. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W\ Jenniitgs. 

William Warre. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711- 



Dispatch'd a Generall letter to the Deputy Govern*. & Councill of ffort S'. David 
dated the 8 th . ins', as likewise the remainder of the R\ Hon ble . Companys pacquet. 

Bee'd Generall letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 . & Councill of ffort 8'. David dated 
the 5 th ins'. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Evening* Edwaed Harrison Esq*. Govern". & Presid t . 

10 Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkxey. 

William Jennings. [Lacuna]. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

M u . Benyon gone to ffort S l . David. 

The Gran. Made an end of reading the Generall Letter & sign'd it to the Hon ble . Court of 

Di"otor°s ye Directors by the Avarilla as likewise a Generall Letter to the Deputy Govern 1 ". & 
f j? Councill of Fort S*. David dated this day relating to the speedy dispatch of the said 

flnish'd and ship. 

sent after ye 
8hip to ffor' 
St. David 
wth ye 
remain dr. 
ol ye Pacfcett. 

50 bales to be The warehoused, acquaints the board that there are severall goods come in from 

tomorrow. the washers out of which he can make up fifty bales or thereabout^] by tomorrow 

morning. 
Goods to be Order' d that the said goods be forthwith sorted, embaled, and sent away to 

st^Da-^dlor morrow evening in a vessel! to ffort S*. David to put aboard the Avarilla for fear 
the more they shou'd meet with some disappointment in their expectation notwithstanding 
d^epltch of tne repeated Assurances that they "wou'd send her away by this day but we have 
the Averiiia. reason to suspect the Contrary. 

The Order'd that the warehoused, do provide a proper vessell for this purpose, and 

t w a a r gre°e u th k e r agree [to the] freight of said bales. 

freight of 
said goods 

6 bags of Order'd that the six baggs of Coffee sent back from Bengali out of the present 

y° presto intended for the Mogull be sent with the bales to Fort S'. David. 

ye King to be 
ship'd for 
England. 

formet 1 ] der Leopold Frustemburgh formerly entertain'd as a founder for brass guns &c a 

entenuin'd at eight pagodas q(f> month appearing to be a person of no great judgement by the 

use^s'tobe splitting two brass guns made by him when they came to the proof, & not finding any 

dismissed employment for him that can deserve so large a sallary. 

GunrS °ii a te Oeder'd that the paymaster do discharge him, unless he will be content with 

jay. Gunners mates pay. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Fredkrick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-1 



Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Chief and Council] of Vizagapatam of this 
days date 

Received a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 k Councill of ffort S'. David 
dated \lacuna]. 

Ship Razee arrived in this road from Tenassaree. 



11 
12 

13 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harbison Esq e . Gov". & Prf.sid 1 
Thomas Frederick. Hen. Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw b . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. [Lacuna]. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 
M E . Benyon gone to Fort St. David. 



Monday 
H 



The President acquaints the board that having had occasion to look back into 
the Gen 11 , letters from England between the years 1688 and 1693 the Secretary can 
find no such book in the Office. 

Order'd that strict enquiry be made among all that are or have been in the 
Companys Service if they know any thing of the said book & that an immediate 
list be taken of every book and paper in th[at] office. 

Order'd that for the future whenever any person shall take charge of the 
Accomptants or Secretary's Office he do immediately demand the said list of his pre- 
decessor or in case of mortality of the 2? person in the said Offices, and after he has 
examin'd and find the said list to be right he shall sign a Copy thereof and deliver 
it in to the Govern 1 ', in Councill the next Consultation day. 



Uenll. 

Letters 
from Eng. 
for ye years 
1688 & 1693 
[miss]mg. 
Strict enquiry 
to be made 
for the Book. 



For the 
future he that 
saoceeds in 
the Accompts 
or Secretary's 
offioe do 
allways de- 
mand" a list of 
all books and 
material! 



Henry Davenport warehoused, reads that account for last month. 



William Jennings Land Custom r . reads that account for last month viz' 



Choultry Custome 
Eubie Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



Pag* 



213: 18: 1[8] 

12 : 21 : 4[8] 

1 : 20 : 

227: 23: 66 



Mr. Daven- 
port Ware- 
hour ; reads 
his Accot. for 
lant month. 

Mr. Jennings 
Land Custr. 
reads his ' 
Aocote. Land 
Cuet. for last 
Month 



And pays into Cash pagodas two hundred on y t . acco'. 

Richard Hunt for Bernard Benyon Storek 1 '. reads that account for last month. 

The President acquaints the board that Sen 1 ". Nichola Manuch formerly Inhabit- 
ant of this place, but now of Pondicherry is sent for up to Court by a particular 
order from King Shaallem whom he formerly served in quality of Physitian for 
many years and that he is now setting out for Arcott to visit the Duan who has 
particular orders to supply him with all necessarys and send him forward for Dehly. 

B-2 



& 

Pays in on 
that Acot. 
pags. 200. 
Storekeepra. 
aoot. for last 
month read. 
. Report of Sn r . 
Nicola. 
Manuch 
being sent for 
by King 
Shauallum & 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-19- 



Therefore 



Copvn of ye 
if or ■ 



I h inionTf e the The said Manuch having formerly solicited us concerning a small peice of 

GoTf. and ground near To [m] Clarks gate upon which he built a dwelling house ; & upon 
aw 1 " examining the said affair in Consultation dated y e . 6 th Nov r . we were of opinion that 
hie Ground the ground had been only granted by the Govern r . and Council for a term of [ . . . ] 
[Ton]' years to the person of whom iVlanuoh bought it for severall reasons express'd in the 

ciarka gate sa j,j re p 0r t entred after this Consultation we have now in consideration that this 
^to^be" ground is of a very small value as allso that the said Manuch during his residence 
wrong. here was very serviceable to the Companys affairs by his perfect knowledge in the 

Persia Language & the customs among the Moors having often been employed 
between Govern r . Pitt & Nabab Doud Cawn, but yett more in Consideration that he 
may be very usef ull in our present Circumstances by Assisting those that go to Court 
with the present from Bengali, and likewise representing our quarrell with Surop 
Sing with advantage on our side, we have thought it the interest of our Hon ble . 
Masters to come to the following resolution, 
iteresoivedin Resolved that in consideration of the particular good Services done by Sen r . 

goodsertfc'ee Nichola Manuch formerly inhabitant of this place in frequent Journys to the Nabob 
tr. th» Doud Cawn when this plac? was in troub le We do confirm to him the said Niehola 

Co°mpa e s'. Manuch and his Heirs for ever the full possession aud enjoyment of that peice of 
Affairs" wth g r0U nd which Thomas Drinkwater bought of Charles and Ann Ryley the 26 th of 
Government. Septem r . 1674 since sold to Thomas Clark the 19 th of .A prill 1675 and by the said 
[The] ground r p D omas Clark to Nichola Manuch as will appear by the severall bills of sale. 

to Mm. 

Okeer'd that the Secretary do deliver to Sen r . Manuch or his Assigns a copy of 
resolutions to this our resolution which shall be of the same validity as a grant under the Companvs 

be deliver* , & V " 

to Senr. seal. 

Manuch or 
his Assigns. 

Presidents The President acquaints the board that since his arrivall he has frequently dis- 

TrSng wth. cours'd the Companys merchants jointly and severally concerning an Investment for 
y Dofan°in tS ' f ' ie P resent vear i Dut has allways found them so backward that he thought it [not] 
vestmt. ior prudence to press them whilst we were under no necessity for more goods and they 
ys. year. ^ a( j tj ieir hands in compleating their former Investments, 
nn. it under This brought on a debate concerning an Investment for the next Season and 

Consideration p . ~ . , 

upon the result it appears to us absolutely necessary to make provision for a full 
ship in September, and another in December or January at farthest. 
No depend- Our Contract at Port S\ David is for about one thousand bales of w oh . about 

Fort St. four hundred will go upon the Averilla and at the rate they have come in, there is 
traet dCon " little reason to depend upon the remainder by Septemb r . (th6 they were to have oom- 
XJnie'ss pleated all in february by their agreement) unless we can be so happv as to acco- 

t therea r U e b,e9 modate the pres 4 . trouble. 

[concluded]. 

^°W", Prom Vizagapatam we may hope two hundred and fifty bales at last to be ready 

™ec y tei 8 from" by September if the difference between the Nabob and Rajahs are compos'd in a 
Se^fb'ut th? ntt ^ e ^ me ^ u ^ tnat * s an uncertainty, and besides ti's troublesome getting hither 
troujbie]in from Vizagapatam without a vessell that sails very well in that season of the year, 
fmatejTit 7 which may occasion us to detain the ship so long in October that the Monsoon may 
douhtfuii. happen to catch her in the road. 

Agreed to Agreed that we must come to a contract here without further loss of time for at 

[oorftraot least one thousand bales, or otherwise we cannot propose any certainty of dispatching 
here.] a ship in Septemb r . 

Upon which, Then the Merchant* 5 , were called in and the following list of goods being read 

ye^Merchts. ^ e p re8 i<j en t acquainted them that our Hon ble . Masters had strenuously recom- 
°ncU"LiBt of men< * e( * to ,nm to procure a further abatem 1 . of the prices in the last Contract which 
good* [read], be had promised in a manner to perform, and hoped they would be so reasonable in 
this agreement as would for ever secure him and them in the Companys favour. 



25000 Longcloth ord ry . white twenty five thousand peices. 
5000 Ditto midlmg five thousand. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12- 



3000 Longcloth fine three thousand. 
25000 Sallurnpores ordinary twenty five thousand. 
9000 Ditto midling nine thousand. 
4000 Ditto fine four thousand. 
3000 Percullas three thousand peioes 
1000 Ditto fine one thousand. 
200 Izzaries two hundred. 
2000 Ginghams small two thousand. 

600 Ditto large six hundred. 
2000 Bettelies of twenty yards two thousand. 
2000 Ditto of twenty five yards two thousand. 
1000 Ditto Oringall one thousand. 
2000 Moorees two thousand. 
3000 Ditto fine three thousand. 
3000 Neckcloths three thousand. 
Which is about seventeen hundred bales. 

They desired time to get the list translated and to consult among themselves. The Merohts. 
rdii 
Affair. 

Cap*. Thomas Wallace who has served some time at Bombay Leivetenant of Capt. Waiiaoe 
the Military and falling under a severe sickness had leave from the Generall & Lieutt. being 
Couneill to lay down the Service and come hither for recovery of his health appearing ^newto 
before us to desire employment and being very well recommended by them to us for a>tt the 
a prudent sober man and a good Soldier we have in compassion of the bad circum- tfrngtig 
stances of a very good man agreed to give him Ensigns pay and to employ him at thenoe a good 
Vizagapatam where he is very willing to reside in the place of Zachariah Highlord tere^eo'Via 
deceas'd continuing to him his Leivetenants Comission and promising him further y e - Military 
encouragement when any vacancy happens w ch . is all we are able to do in our present hervioe- 
Circumstances having more Officers than usuall thS few abler than himself. 

Ordered that two hundred pagodas be paid the Owners of ship Essex formerly [P&\ s - 200 
employed upon freight with gram to Fort S\ David. ' sWpXseV^ 

Aeot. freight 
of ftrain to 
Fort St. Dd. 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . and Couneill of Fort S fc . David read dated Letter from 
Jan 1- *. 9 th . advising the Averillas arrivall there, allso the rains had hindred their r)a"a S "ad vis- 
washers very much, but however since we had allowed them to send brown Cloth, in ?y e - 
they did not doubt but dispatch her by the 10 th . in the Evening. ^waii" 

that they 
were in hopes 
[of] dispatoh- 
mg of her 
for England 
by the 10th 

Order'd that for the future the Storekeep r . only do buy up plank for the Com- rone^Bu-er- 
panys use and issue it to the paymaster as occasion requires, one buyer being better and yt. to be 

than tWO. storekeeper 

[timber] & 
plank for ye. 
Compas. use. 

Erlapa &c a . tobacco and beetle Farm r8 . pay into Cash pagodas five hundred p a ga. 683-iz 
eightv three and twelve fanams. P d - i ° rT J>y 

° « [the] Tobaooo 

& Beettle 
-,-. ,_. farmers. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Btjlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Records of Fort St. George 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harbison Esa E . 

Pbesid t . & Govern", of Fort S". George 
&c A . Counoill. 
Hon 1 "* S E . &o\ 

You having appointed us to examine into tbe right and title Senh r . Nicholas 
Manueh has to a house and garden commonly call'd by his name, scituated just with- 
out Tom Clarks gate which said Manueh alledges does but in part belong to the E'. 
Hon bIe . Company as ^ a lease dated the 24 th March 1671 given by the then Agent 
and Counoill to Thomas Clark for thirty one years, and for the other part of the 
garden which he says belongs to him he produces a bill of sale of one Charles Rely & 
Ann his wife to Thomas Drinkwater dated 26 th Sept r . l674 and from them to the said 
Thomas Clark, which writing or bill of sale excepts against giving him any title to the 
B 4 . Hon ble . Companys right of ground rent of the said garden, which is a sufficient 
proof the same was upon a lease, as at this day are all the gardens round it, and so 
we beleive are all those range of gardens by the highway from Tom Clarks gate to 
the cross walk, were there such a thing as a register of those times to be found would 
confirm the same, so that we are wholly of opinion M r . Manueh has in justice or 
Equity no right to the aforesaid garden, farther than what given him by Govern 1 ". 
Pitt and his Councill in their lease dated 20 th Deeemb r . 1704 for 21 years to com- 
mence 25 th March 1703 we are 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 
Your most hum ble . Serv ts . 
Port S t . George. Hen. Davenport. 

3 d Novemb*. 1711. Bkrn b . Benyon. 

W M . Warre. 

15 This morning the Councill mett and sign'd the Gen 11 . Letters to the President 

and Councill in Bengali and cheif of Ballasore all of this days date w ch . were 
dispatch'd by noon. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thirsday Edw b . Harrison Esq" Presid t . & Gov?. 

I 7 Thomas Peepericr Hen. Davenport. 

"William Martin Edw d . Bulkeey. 

William Jennings. [Lacuna.'] 
William Warre. [Lacuna.] 

M\ Benyon at Fort St. David. 
M B . Hunt sick. 
Severn A Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ", and Counoill of Fort S'. David 

I *dv^ t re °' d " ^ a ^ d - -"-1 ' h - i" 8 '" was reac ^ a( *vising that they had received our packetts &c a . sent ^ 
The ur ort Mussula that they had laden on board the Averilla two hundred and sixteen bales 
of that from and wou'd dispatch the remainder as fast, as possible, but their washers had been 
S.vid. 1 ' hindred by unexpected rains. 

The purport A Generall Letter from Vizagapatam & boat dated the 7 th ins', was read acquaint- 

irom Letter * n S us * Dai M r - Faucett is gone to Ingeroone to sort a parcell of Cloth bought of 

Vizagapatam. the Dasheroone merchants that they should speedily prepare for a contract and that 

they will send us musters of Brampore Chints Chey goods and neckcloths as soon as 

possible, allso that they have sent us by this Conveyance three Serjants and six 

Topass soldiers. 



Diary and Uonsultation Book, 1712 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 ■ 

A Generall Letter from M r . Noden dated the 9 th of Jan ry . advising that Ibrahim The purport 
Cawn brother to the Doud Cawn is made Suba of Golcondah and arrived at that f r f om Lettei 
City, that the warr and troubles round about Metchlepatam still continue, that Metohie- 
Upper Row continues fortifying himself upon Diu Island and building towns and pa 
Villages, that many Inhabitants are gone over to dwell there from the Metchlepatam 
Country and y'. Upper Row has offer'd twenty thousand pagodas for the rent of the 
Island. 

A 

an offer of Diu Island, desiring us in the mean time to solicit for it by means of the from ye chief 
persons that accompany our present to Court, and in the [mean] time to send down MetoMe- * 
Soldiers and take possession of it, an answer to which letter is referr'd to further patam. 
consideration. 

The Company's Mereh ts . having desired further time than what mention'd in the f Com P 8 ] 
last Consultation were now call'd in and warmly press'd to come to an agreement at coiiegued 
five %> Cent abatem'. upon the last contract, aDd the substance of their answer is as[ a o bot - 
follows. & 

Answer ia 
Vizt. 

That Rice is now at seven mercall for a pagoda the present crop being in great The Scarcity -j 
measure dried up and lost upon the ground so that there are no hopes of its ^jfmine 
being cheaper this season and great fears of a greivous famine if we have not large dreaded, 
supplies from the sea before this monsoon is over. 

That Cotton is now at twenty pagodas & Candy which used to be at fifteen and Th 5, deamm 
sixteen when they made their former contracts, and that there is no likelyhood of its noproba- 
being cheaper before September. Wiityofiti 

Cheaper. 

That the troubles in the Country where the goods are made increase daily which Troubles in 
thins the Inhabitants and will make it very difficult to send up mony and bring wlSeThe 7 
down goods with safety. Goods ar e 

° made 

Likewise. 

That they have lost six thousand pagodas by the last Contract which they are The Lose 
ready to prove by their accounts upon oath which loss was oceasion'd by the dearness "| ° t n r /t e iVs' 
of Cotton the scarcity of hands thro sickness in the country and by the sever 11 , goods eooopaga. 
which we have turn'd out and made abatement upon all w ch . Circumstances they ^ C p r ^ y o8er 
hop'd we would consider iu the Contract for if they were sure to be no loosers they 
would be very well content w fh , only the common interest of their mony advanced. 

Then they were askM at what rate they wou'd undertake the Investment to The rates of 
w cb . they desired they might give in their answer next Consult 11 , wherefore we have t he inTe9tmt ' 
appointed tomorrow morning that no time may be lost. pounded 

rr J they desire 

r • • ] 

to Consider. 

Order'd that pagodas fifteen hundred eighty three & twelve fanams be advanced Pa - 16 ® 3 - 12 
Edw d . Bulkley Paymast r . to defray Charges garrison. Paymaster. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Eow D . Bulklr-?. 
W*. Jennings. 
William Warke. 

B-3 



10 



Records of Fort St. George 



Friday 

MORNING 

18 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 ■ 

Att a Consultation 

T resent 

Edw d . Harrison Gov". & President. 
Thomas Frederick. Hen. Davenport. 



William Martin. 
William Jennings 
William Warre. 



Edw d . Bulkley. 

[Lacuna]. 

[Lacuna]. 
M\ Benvon at Fort St. David. 
M". Hont sick. 



A French 
Ganner who 
came from 
the Duane 
Camp havfiing 
been lodg'd 
here in [a] 
man's 

house in the 
blaok town 
unknown to 
onr Governr 

therefore 
Its order'd 
for ye future 
no stranger be 
entertaind in 
the place 
without first 
giveing 
notioe to 
ye Capt of 
ye Guard. 

A Rent Roll 
for last year 
produo'a 
agreed & 
eign'd. 



Upon discoursing of a French Gunn 1 '. that came from the Duans camp and had 
been eight days in a Frenchmans house in the black Town without the Gov rs . know- 
ledge it is thought necessary tbat papers be put up in English French and Portuguez 
at the severall gates of the Town to acquaint all the inhabitants that whoseover shall 
for the future entertain any stranger arriving at this plaoe who has not first been 
with the Cap*, of the guard according to custome in order to be carried to the 
Govern r shall for every such offence be fined fifty pagodas. 



Letter to 
Metohlepm. 
read and 
eign'd. 

petition of 
the joynt 
took 
Merohts. read 



The R entail Generall produced a [rent] roll for the year 1711 ending 
the last of August amou[_nt s .J to pagodas eighteen hundred twenty seven & twenty 
eight fa. which we agreed to and signM as allso a rent roll for the two years elaps'd 
under former Governments which was likewise agreed to and sign'd and at the same 
time recommended to William Warre Rentall Generall to gett in what he can of the 
said deficiency without oppressing the poor inhabitants. 

A generall Letter to M r . Phillip Noden at Metchlepatam read and sign'd. 

The President produced a petition delivered him by the joint stock merchants 
Which is as follows. 



To the Hon bie Edw b . Harrison Esq,". 

Presid t . & Govern" of Fort S t . Geokge 
for Affairs of the R t . Hon* le 
United English East India Comp* 



&c\ Counoill. 



The hum b " 
Sheweth 
Whereas your 



petition of the Comp A3 Merch t 



Hon r . &c a was pleas'd to give us a list of sundry sorts of 
Cloths at Consultation at the 6ame time ordering us to go & consult together we 
have accordingly done so and now give our list of what goods we can provide Viz 1 . 

Longcloth Ordinary P\ 15000 

Ditto midling 4000 

Ditto fine 3000 

SallumporeB ordinary ... ... ... ... 15000 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 11 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12- 



Sallumpores midling ... ... ... ... P s . 5000 

Ditto fine 2000 

Ginghams of 16 Coveds 2000 

Ditto of 40 Coveds 400 

Betters of ditto 2000 

Ditto of 50 Coveds 2000 

Oringall Bettelaes 1000 

Moorees of 20 Coveds 2000 

Ditto percollses of 18 Coveds 3000 

Neckcloths each 16 neckcloths 3000 

These goods we know we can provide th6 Cotton & Cotton yarn are very dear 
by reason there is no rain np in the Country's wherefore we shall be considerable 
loosers therefore hope your Hon 1 ', will advance 15 ^f> Cent more lest hereby we be 
sufferers humbly entreating your Hon 1 ' 3 Compliance to this our request. 

As in duty bound we 
shall ever pray &c a . 

A debate consequently arose upon their reasons given why they could not invest T f h Yvi 80I hts 
so cheap as they did last contract the result of which was, that we all agree in the assertion of ' 
following particulars. G£SS2 

and ye last 
Contract in 

debate & is 
agreed to as 
follows. 

That their Assertion as to the dearness and scarcity of grain here and in all the Hx»ta»to 
countrey round about us is true and we are very happy if we escape a famine. of grauTtw 

true 

Also 

That Cotton is certainly as dear as they mention which appears plainly by the Dearness of 
quantity sent to Vizagapatam in August last and there sold for twenty four pagodas Cotton 
the Candy for the Comp" acco\ & none has been sold here for sometime under 
twenty pag". 

The troubles in the Country are undoubtedly very great & we are not likely to The troubles 
see better times [unjder the weak government of the present Mogul! and it is to be country 
consider'd that the merchants risque their own mony instead of the Comp a . up into 
the severall country where the goods are made it must be allowed that they run a 
much greater hazard tha,n ordinary both in sending up mony and in bringing down 
their goods thr6 several petty governments w th . which they must keep a good corre- And 
spondence which is not to be done without some expence [in J these troublesome times 
the Poligars being in arms to struggle for their liberty. 

We cannot be sure how much y e Merch' 8 . lost by their last Investment but are As to y» last 
pretty well satisfied they were loosers in the main & especially on the last eleven SerSSSTtw" 
hundred bales brought in since cotton has been so de-ar, however they have gone on were Loo»r 8 . 
very cheerfully in their business. 

Then the Merch* 8 were call'd in and f old by the Presid*. their demands were so The sierohst 
very unreasonable in their petition that we could say anything further to the matter and Toil 'heir 
till they came to a better temper and would give them to next Consultation to demands «> 
consider further. iTthei'r nable 

E. Harrison. notonoiosf^ 

Tho: Frederick. Td'uiH* 



Hen : Davenport. 



must be 
deferr'd till 
W. MARTIN. they were 

El)W D . BULKLEV. Temperate 

\V M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



12 



Becords of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

Received a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern'. & Councill of Sort S l . David 
dated y e 14 th ins 4 . 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 

Evening 
21 



Letter from 
ffort, fit. 
David advis- 
ing of a 
dibappoint- 
m t. of 60 
bales being 
darng'd wuud 
Occasion the 
Averellas stay 
3 or ± days 
longer than 
expected. 

They want 
grain an d 
other provi- 
sions at ffort 
St. David. 



George 
Wahup died 
1 2th instant 
at ffort St. 
David. 

The affairs of 
ye investmt 
again under 
debate, & if 
these Mer- 
chants do not 
undertake it, 
there is no 
dependance 
on any other. 
Considering 
the Circum- 
etcs. of the 



thought best 
to contract 
for only what 
is necessary 
for an Octov. 
Ship of 450 
Tonns. 



propOHalls 
made for 1 
bales. 



Edward Harrison Esa K . 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
M B . Benyon at Fort St. 
M\ Hunt sick. 



Gov" & Presid t . 
Hen. Davenport. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
[Lacuna]. 
[Lacuna]. 
David. 



Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Councill of Fort S l . David dated the 
14 th ins*, was read acknowledging the receipt of our fifty bales sent down and that 
they had laden them aboard the Averilla, that they had been forced to turn out 
fourty bales of brown Cloth when they came to sort it and that above twenty more 
had been damaged in bringing from forto Novo in Mussulas, so that they must be 
sent to the washers and that the disappointment of these sixty bales will occasion 
them to detain the ship three or four days longer than expected. 

Ihey add further that they are under great necessity's for want of grain and 
other provisions subsisting at present upon one hundred and seventy head of Cattle 
taken from the enemy and that they have still hopes of dispatching the Avarilla the 
15 th . 

They conclude with the death of M 1 '. George Wahup a writer on the 12 th ins'. 



The debate concerning an Investment being reassumed, Agreed that if the 
present Joint Stock Merch ts . do not undertake it there is no other man or sett of men 
in this place that we can depend upon with any certainty. 



Agreed that considering the present diffieultys as formerly mention'd we 
had better contract only for what will be absolutely necessary to lade a ship of 
four hundred fifty tou3 and in Septemb 1 ' and deferr the remainder till August in hopes 
of cottons falling with the new Crop, and that grain may be cheaper as no doubt it 
will if please God to send us plentifull rains in season. 



Agreed that if we can be sure of eight hundred to one thousand bales by the 
1 st of Octob 1 '. from our merchants here we shall be able to dispatch a Ship of four 
hundred and fifty tons by that time. 

Then they were call'd in according to the order of the day and told that we had 
consider'd their reasons offer'd for an abatement and allowed some of the difficult3 r s 
th6 not in the same degree they describe them wherefore we had determin'd to 
contract for no more now than one thousand bales instead of seventeen hundred and 
fifty first propos'd, the said thousand bales to be of sortments in proportion to the 
seventeen hundred and fifty as by the list deliver' d them and would deferr the 
remainder in hopes of more favourable times. 



Diary and Consultation Boo/c, 1712 I'd 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

The President desired that this being his first Investment they would do it on The Presidt. 
as good terms as possible for his Hon 1 ', and their own ereditt to which they answer'd t^MeT-* 
that they wou'd gladly produce their joint stock books and make appear upon oath ohants(a 8 
that they had sufferd six thousand pagodas in the last Investment, however for rStfnvestmt.) 
once they wou'd undertake to provide eight huudred bales, or a thousand with our the ? wnnld 
mony if procurable by the 1 st of Octob r . to deliver the goods at the prices they buy pLtibiTfor* 8 
them up in the Country and leave to us to gratifie them according to Hon 1 '. & Con- h ^\°f; & 
science, and that we shou'd have such Gomasters as we pleas'd up at the severall Crtdiu/" 6 
places where the goods are made to give us advices from time to time what they pay ^"f °°^ r 
for the goods at the Looms. they austam'd 

a consider- 
able Joes by 
the last 
Contract. 
The Merchts 
offer to 
provide [800] 
or 1,000 balest 
at prime ooat 
with ye 
Compa: 
[monyl 

That we 
should have 
suoh Uomas- 
ters in the 
Country as 
we thought 
fit* [to be 

Then they were order'd to withdraw and the foregoing proposition was debated They are 
when the following difficulties offer'd themselves to our view. withdraw. 

Their offer 
weigh'd with 
the conse- 
quences 
if accepted 
which are as 
follows 

We shall never be able to find honest Gomasters among these corrupt people to that no 
employ at the looms but they will undoubtedly take bribes from the persons con- -G^fsters 
cern'd and rate the goods at what prices they please. are [to be 

If any loss or disappointment happens from the Country government it would if any Lose 

justly be on the Companys account, and we are apprehensive they will not be so tinbeVn 

industrious to prevent such mischeifs when they are not likely to sustain the damage the Companys 
themselves. 



. aDd 
that industry 

Lastly we do not find ourselves qualified by the Hon' 018 . Companys orders to go vTsed'hy'y 8 
into this new method of hazarding their mony which may be attended with many Merchts i n 
unforeseen difficulties. I" waeTheir 9 ' 

& 

lastly no such 
power to run 
risques of 
this nature 
on the 
Company's 
mony. 

The Merchants being again eall'd in and told that we could not for severall The Merchts 
substantiall reasons accept of their proposal! but desired their finall answer this theirVrop^Baii 
Consultation as to the very lowest they would Invest at, they consider'd among refused. 
themselves and offer'd to do it upon an abatement of ten #* Cent protesting that if AMweAeing 
they did it under they shou'd be considerable loosers. desired 

J J protested if 

they did it 
under 10 "» 
Ct 

abatemt. the 
loss would be 
considerable 

After using all manner of perswas[ive] arguments in vain "We agreed to abate [6] •$> ct to t>e 
them five & Cent on a thousand bales provided they bring them by the beginning f^Q^Jj^u 
of October at farthest, and that they will be as ready to make us a reasonable allow- they brought 
ance on our Investments hereafter when these present difficulties of the dearness of 'VS^Sng 
Cotton and grain are out of question. of Ootor. 

B-4 



14 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-13 

The Mtrchts After some debates among themselves they consented to our terms solemnly pro- 

th ?t B *m° CeP * testing that they have no prospect of advantage, but would do their utmost to serve 

protesting the Hon ble . Company amidst all difficulties in gratitude to former favours and in hopes 

p h rospect V of n ° tu be continued in their good opinion for the future. 

adyantage. 

Then the Then they were acquainted that they must be sure to keep up to the 

8 e°cioth in musters without expectation of any favour in the sorting, that they must take care 

all respects that the course goods are well struck and made of a firm well spun thread and not 

to°ttem e arfd d raw aQ d spungey as usuall of late years, and that the coarse Bettelaes must be made 

errors in f a more light and fine shadow, whereas those of the last Contract are of an ill 

former 
investmts. 

shown than 



wrought thread thick and resembling a Succatum rather than a Bettella, all w ch . they 
promise to rectifie hereafter and they are order'd to attend and sign the Contract next 



Phouedar of 
St. Thoma 



which they K~ . , ■ 

promise to Consultation, 
reotifie. 

The Presidts. The President acquaints the board that he has an Offer made him by Peer 

ofteTrmtde" Zudda Phousdar of S*. Thoma of the five Villages formerly granted by Doud Cawn 
and that he will procure a Perwanna from Zulfacar Cawn for our peaceable enjoy- 
ment of the same, the said Peer Zudda likewise engages to procure the Duans grant 

rtj* 5 for five other Villages near the Mount S*. Thomas in the mean time, of the same value 

gianteHnsbj till the Perwanna can be had from Court. 

l)aud Cawn. 

monytohe Resolved that we will not disburst any sum of mony for procuring ground or 

disturet Villages unless we can have a firm and solid title not liable to be disputed by every 

Lands Vth. new iN'abob that comes into these parts. 

ont a firm 

unoontroul- 

able Title. , 

TheCharao- Peer Zudda Phousdar of 8*. Thoma is a Mullah of the Sayhid Cast which is the 

PWrf Cheif of all the Moors casts in these parts he is likewise cheif priest to the Duan and 

st. ihoma. has such an influence over him that whatever he says is a law, and the Duan does 

nothing without his advice when Peer Zudda Visits him he rises from his peat and 

meets him at the Door and when the Duan goes to him he receives him sitting and 

frequently suffers him to kiss his feet. 

The Contents This Preist has his Jaggeer in and about S 4 . Thoma to the yearly amount of 

of his n i ae thousand pagodas and has by his cruelty to the Portuguez inhabitants of that 

his gg rueity to place forced most of them to qnitt it & retire hither, the Bishop among the rest, 

b eP °ch g ist Z they found means by a Christian woman in Shaalems Seraglio to lay their com- 

ian Woman plaints before him who order'd Zulfacur Cawn to send down a Perwanna immediately 

aiwT t0 ^e Duan commanding him to restore the Portuguez to their habitations and 

Seraglio they priviledges and to see restitution made them of what the Phousdar had at times 

■dwtoOouit exacted from them, A Copy of the said Perwanna was sent by the Christian 

and had woman to the Bishop of S*. Thoma who sent several! persons with the same to the 

perwanna 1 to Duan at Arcott, but he received them very roughly charging them with accusing 

restore them ^j^ falsely to the King, put them in prison and threatned them till they paid a sum 

possessions of mony for their release, with-all obliging them to sign a paper in the Persian 

mos?raoe > - aan Language without reading it wherein tis said they own all their f >rmer Complaints 

fuiiy ° to be false and scandalous this is a peice of roguery that we cannot forbear taking 

imprkond notice of to show the weakness of the present government under Shaalem and the 

them great power of Zulfacur Cawn whose creatures the Duau and Peer Zudda are, and 

to°sign S a m ° undoubtedly he has directed them what to do in this Affair, however the Portuguez 

paper with- are preparing for a second complaint bv the same hand bv which we shall see if the 

out reading -,,. r r . n ° ■ , . . ., * J •> 

it. -n-mg will exert his Authority or no. 

This Duan 
and Phousdar 
of St. Thoma 
are Zalpha- 
kur Cawns 
Creatures. 
The Portu- 
guese prepare 
for a second 
complaint at 
Court. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



15 



offers. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 — 

Order'd that the warehousek 1 '. may sell what Rupees there are in the warehouse The ware- 
at three hundred thirty five to one hundred pagodas and riot under as oppertunity t™ 8 |fp eper 

at 335. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
W m Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Rec'd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1, 
dated the 19 th . ins*. 



and Councill of ffort S'. David 



23. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Edw d - Harrison Esa E . Gov E . & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Hen. Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M fi . Benyon at Fort S\ David. 
M\ Hunt sick. 
Edward Bulkley paymaster reads that acco'. for last month Yiz' 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Djett 
Dyett & stores laid in 
Charges Generalls 
ffortifieations & Repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Fort 8*. David 
Vizagapatain ffaetory . . 
Brass Ordnance 



Pag 3 



Pas 



1646: 


7 


438: 


29 


216: 


23 


507. 


5 


793: 


15 


•6: 


30 


19: 


20 


49: 


2 


8: 


32 


1: 




3757 


19 



Thiksday 
24. 



Paymasters 
Acoot. for 
Deeembr. 
[read]. 



day w 



The Aecomp'. delivers in the Joynt Stock Merchants account ballanced to this f T : Fr eforiok 
^ ch i= entred after this Consultation and they desiring the balance which is Joynt stook 



Investment. 

Order'd that the same be paid. 

Then a list was delivered the Merchants for tho Investment agreed upon to a List of 
which they consented & is as entred in the Copy of the contract after this Consulta- denwd 
tion, we would have Tasharif'd them according to Custome but Sunco Ramma the Mf *°hts. 
head merchant being absent about his own affairs up at Cnddapy thev desire it may 
be Deferr'd till his return. 



L6 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12- 



Letter from 
ffort St. 
David read 
adviBing ye 
Dispatch of 



Generall Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 ', and Couneill of ffort S'. David 

dated the 19 th . ins', was read acquainting us with the dispatch of the Avarilla the 

18 th . with a Cargo amounting to seventy two thousand two hundred ninety eight 

theAveriiia pagodas two fanams fourteen Cash and the reasons why they could not send her 

72298'. 2. it. sooner. They likewise send us the Copy's of the Inv°. General! Letter and a pro 

test against M 1 '. Roberts which we find to be well grounded. 



Nov'f" 



Jan ev . 22. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
W M . Jennings. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklev. 
William Warre. 



Received two Generall Letters from the Deputy Govern 1 
David dated the 20 th . & 21 st . ins'. 



Couneill of ffort 8*. 





Port S t . 


George Jan ey . 22 : 174J- 




Dr. 


Sunco 


Rama &c a Merch ts C 1 '. 




To Cash paid them in 








Oct'. 31 s * By ball". 




Consult 11 . by the 




f a 




brought from last 




President 


Pag 3 . 17013 


10 


— 


acco' pag' 


'. 17013 10[...] 


To sundry goods deliver'd 








Dec' 31 By Callicoes 




them by the ware- 








deliver'd in by 




housed, amo*. to 


2675 


1 


3 


them v e aba- 




To ditto deliver'd them 








tern*, of 5 #»* 




this month 


4972 


33 


— 


J" deducted .. 


19391 5 [...] 


To Rents & Revenues for 








Jan'y 22 d By ditto 


customed . 1^ 








deliver'd in by 




on pagodas 








them this in . 




24295 : 22 : 3. 


303 


25 


— 


Ditto. . . . 


4904 16 4 


To Dustore for 1 & Cent 












on pag s . 24295 : 22 : 3. 


242 


34 


2 








25207 


31 


5 




To Ballance due to them. 


16101 


— 


4 







Pag 8 . 41308 32 3 



Pag 8 . 41308 32 3 

Errors Excepted . ° 

#" Tho. Frederick Accomptant 

Fort S r . George Jan by . 24 th . 17*4 

Contract with Sunca Rama. 

Vincatte Chittee &c a . Merchants for the following goods to be provided and 
brought in by the last of September next, 

Peices 



Longeloth Ordinary ... 15000 

Ditto ". 

Ditto 

Longeloth Midling ... 4000 

Ditto 

Ditto 



Lenghts 


Bales 


P.. COEGE 


NUMB ES 


Peices 


& BREAD. 










L Co. C B<>. 










72&2i 
72 & 2i 


500 
133 


750 N 
10 200 N 


1 

2 
3 

1 
2 
3 


31 18 
30 9 
29 — 
38 — 
36 — 
34 — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 17 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-1% 

Peices Lenghts Bales P\ Cokqe Numb es Prices 
& Bread. 







L.CO. C.B D . 












Longcloth Fine ... 
Ditto 


3000 


72 & 2i 


75 




150 N 


1 
2 


60 — 
55 — 


Ditto 












3 


50 — 


Sallnm pores Ordinary 


15000 


32 & 2f 


187 


40 75 o 


1 


14 18 


Ditto 












2 


13 18 


Ditto 












3 


12 18 


Sallumporea Midline 


5000 


32 & 2\ 


6240 




250 N 


1 


17 18 


Ditto 












2 


16 10 


Ditto 












3 


15 2 


Sallunipores Fine 


2000 


32 & 2\ 


20 




100 N 


1 


29 — 


Ditto 












2 


27 — 


Ditto 












3 


25 — 


Ginghams of 16 Coveds ... 


2000 


16 & 2 


1680 




100 N 


1 


24 — 


Ditto 












2 


22 — 


Ditto 












3 


20 — 


Ginghams of 40 Coveds ... 


400 


40 & 2^ 


640 




20 N 


1 


50 — 


Ditto 












2 


45 — 


Ditto 












3 


40 — 


Bettelaes of 40 Coveds 


2000 


40 & 2 


25 




100 N 


26 


32 18 


Ditto 












25 


31 9 


Bettelaes of 50 Coveds 


2000 


50 & 2 


25 




100 N 


29 


41 9 


Ditto 












28 


39 9 


Oringall Bettelaes 


1000 


32 & 2 


10 




50 N 


1 


60 — 


Ditto 












2 


55 - 


Bettelaes of 24 Coveds 


500 


24 & 2 


4 




25 N 


1 


45 — 


Ditto 












2 


41 9 


M oorees Ord 1 "?. of 20 Coveds. 


2000 


20 & 3} 


12 


"80 


100 N 


1 


19 — 


Ditto 












2 


17 18 


Moorees Fine 


3000 


18 & 2| 


18 


"l20 


150 N 


1 


33 — 


Ditto 








,.. 




2 


30 — 


Ditto 












3 


27 — 


Perculaes ... 


4000 








N 






Ginghams Fine of 16 
















Coveds ... 


200 


16 & 2 


1 




10 N 






Neckcloths each p 8 . 16 
















Neck[c]loths 50 Coveds... 


3000 


50 & li 


37 


40 15 


1 38 


14 32 


Ditto 












2 36 


— 



Wee the underwritten do Oblige ourselves to provide and bring in the above- 
mention'd goods at the severall prices thereto annex'd by the last day of September 
one thousand seven huudred and twelve, the mony to be paid us as usuall since we 
bave contracted without mony advanced, wittness our hands this twenty fourth day 
of January one thousand seven hundred & eleven twelve. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Edwabd Harbison Esq,". Gov E . & Pbesid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulk-ley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M a Benyon at Fort S'. David. 
M" Hunt Sick. 
B-5 



18 Becords of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

Letter from A Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . and Councill dated the 20 th . inst 6 . 

S'aTid'read was read acquainting us that they had made an attack upou an intrenchment of the 
advising of Enemys at a place cali'd Crimumbaucum about half way between that place and 

an attaok -n i • 1 . * , , . ,, " L 

npon the Pondicherry in the following manner. 

Enemy. 

The manner M r . Raworth being advis'd that a party of about three hundred Moors foot 

of the attaok. ^^^ f rom th e { r intrenchment at Crimumbaucum us'd in their rounds to pass 
between Coniquile and our hedge, Order'd Cap 4 . Courtney and Cap'. Howson with 
sixty Hranadiers to lay ambuscade for them y e . 19 th . in a place that was thought the 
most convenient, and if possible cut them of accordingly at nine they weut to the 
place appointed when they waited till one a Clock, when perceiving none of the 
enemy appear'd they march'd directly to their Intrenchment w ch . was immediately 
allarm'd, about fourty of them being without the door who repairing in with a great 
deall of precipitat ion on their approach excluded about twenty two of their Comrades 
all w ch . were immediately put to the sword and then they order'd Serjant Aulin 
with two file of men to mount the wall on the opposite side w ch . he did with a great 
deall of Bravery and forc't them to retreat where the two Captains were with the 
main body of the party, who immediately upon it orderd fourty granadoes to be 
flung in which did wonderfull execution, and while they were in this Consternation 
the granadoes flying in peices amongst them, and y e Serjant on the other side 
firing upon them with swan shott they forc't open the door and entred sword in hand 
where they mett with a good stout repulse but the execution done upon them before 
had so dispirited 'em that in the end every man began to shift for himself some 
making for the door and others flinging themselves over the wall into the ditch in 
order to make their escape, till what with those that gott away and fell they had in 
a short time free possession of the place without any molestation when they had an 
oppertunity to view the slain which amounted to more than one hundred, besides 
which, they say the ground was all strewed with peices of skulls, hands & legs w° h . 
to be sure was effects of the granadoe shells. 

The said letter acquaints us that their Cash is exhausted and requires a supply. 
Pag', ioooo Okdeb'd that ten thousand pagodas be sent them by the first oppertunity. 

ffort St. 
David aj>firBt 
oppertunity. 

The want of The great want of grain at Port S'. David was taken into consideration as well 

It a David F and as our present Circumstances here in that particular and we find we cannot ship of 

the Supply any that is allready landed without occasioning such a Clamour as will cause many 

considered Q j Qur ^ QW T n h aD itants to forsake [the] place not having enough in town for two 

months [nor] has any been brought in from the country these twenty davs past 

wherefore we summon'd all the grain merchants who daily expect large quantity's 

from y e Northward as soon as the wind changes which has very unexpectedly 

continued at South East for ten days. 

The grain The President acquainted them with our present occasions at Port S l . David 

perawad'ed to anc * tliat we must ^ e 0D1 iged to send away some of the next boats that arrive for the 

send the next supply of that place, whereupon they started Abundance of difficulties as that the 

a° r f v s e yt monsoon was allmost spent, that they did not come here with intent to go further 

than this port, that their boats wou'd be leaky and their men fatigued and that as 

their buisness lay here they hoped we would not force them to go further for which 

they had not the consent of their partners concern'd with them residing at Ganjam 

and those parts, to which we answer'd. 

That the monsoon being near spent is the reason why we have not time to take 
the grain ashoar and reship'd it, That we wou'd put a Pilot and laskars aboard to 
take care of the Vessells and finding no other means to gain their Consent, rather 
than disoblige people without whose Assistance we are not able to subsist we have 
agreed upon this emergency to pay them their mony here and run the risque of the 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 



grain to Fort S\ David or otherwise the people of that place must perish by famine 
their bounds being closely shut up by the enemy, and the neighbouring Sea Ports 
so farr from being able to help thdm, that they can scarcely subsist themselves. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
\V M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

EDW D . HARRISON EsG b . GoV b . & PRESID r . Wednesday 

Thomas Frederick. Hen. Davenport. [Monday] 

William Martin. Eew d . Bulklky. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Fort S'. David. 

M E . He nt Sick. 

The Secretary pays into Cash twenty six pagodas on acco'. permission of passage Pa e 9 - 2 6 pi. 
for M r . Richard Skingle on ship Avarilla for England. ^mi^of 

passage fo 
England. 

Wotchowon Inhabitant of this place makes a complaint against Berry Timapa E G ® n *!V^ . 
for forcibly taking away bis dwelling house during the time of the late President in the Biaok- 
which he and his forefather had lived sixty years. dSSgSis'S 

of his house 
in. the time of 
the late 
President. 

The heads of the casts and the Com ps . merchants being summon'd unanimously The chief 
declare as 'follows. ^^ 

their Opinipn. 

That the said Wotchowan and his Ancestors had been in peaceable possession of 
this house at least sixty years. 

That Wotchowons father built the s rt . house from the ground upon a spott 
alotted him by Timapa's father who was at that time entrusted by the Agent and 
Councill as principall Inhabitant of the place to parcell out the ground in the Black 
Towne to such persons who were willin 8 to reside and build in it which is all the 
title y' Timapa can any ways pretend to the aforesaid house and ground. 

Colloway Chitte one of the Joint Stock merchants particularly declares that the 
house he now lives in and enjoys was built by his father in the same manner on a 
peice of ground [given] him by Timapas Ancestors and says [that he may] be 
permitted to pretend a title to such[a house] built upon ground alotted by his father 
and most of the best houses in Town will fall to Timapa by the same title. 

Upon full examination of the matter we do not find that Timapas Ancestors had 
any titles to this ground in dispute but was only entrusted by the Agent and 
Council to dispose of it, as af ores' 1 . 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17 Us 



It appears likewise that Timapa by false wittnesses & severall other subtle 
practices did impose upon the Justices of the Choultry so farr as to gett their con- 
sent to turn the poor fellow out of his habitation and to make a bill of sale for the 
disposall of it to another person which he did for fifty pagodas. 

Wherefore in consideration of the foregoing premises we think ourselves in 
justice obliged to come to the following resolutions. 
No Grounds Resolved that neither the title of this ground or any other ground within the 

Timapau'B Cnmp a . precincts doth or can rest in Timapa his Ancestors or any body else upon 
di 8 pob,i] nor p re tence of their having formerly parcell'd it out to tbe severall Inhabitants or upon 
else withoat any other pretence whatsoever unless they can prove a grant from the Agent and 
the a 6 inund Council in the Hon ble . Companys name whose right and title thereto is indisputable 
Council! an and not to be call'd in question on any acco 1 . whatsoever. 

[•■••] Resolved that this house in dispute standing in the weavers street joining to 

the house of Poly Chitte to the westward rightfully belongs to Wotchowan whose 
Ancestors built it so many years ago the said Wotchowan acknowledge[s] paying 
quitt rent to the Company according to the established rent rule. 

Order'd that the Wotchowan [be] immediately put into possession of the said 
s s " " house and Timapa be obliged to repay the fifty pagodas to [ . . . ] drapa the 

Person to whom he sold it by a false tit[le]. 
ney! Ensi'gn The President acquaints the bo[ard] that the Dep ty . Govern 1 , and Council of Fort 

Ser°eanf ^ • David have sent up Leivetenant Courtney Ensign Brooks and Serjant Peterson 
Peterson eent prisoners in two Mussulses [for] severall crimes sett forth at large in their Gen 11 . 
fr P omffo rt st. Jetter aud tnen the Generall letf. dated the 24 th & 25 th ins 4 , were read as allso 
David. sevarall other papers relating to the same Affair w dl . are entred after this Consultation. 

Capt. Court 
neys 



Timapa to 
repay ye 50 



" On Tuesday last Cap'. Courtney having din : d w th . the Gov 1 ', went as he was 
tion. u accustom'd into [Mr.] Welds roome where was sitting Ensign Paddle, [he] walkd 

" backwards and forwards for some time without speaking a word but at last 
;t attack'd him in a very odd sort of a manner telling him he was an impudent fellow, 
" son of a Whor[e] Skip Jack and us'd abundance of other Epithets [very] improper 
" for a man that bares a Commission, to utter or take, but Padle it seems regarding 
" the place he was in, and not caring to make any disturbance under M r . Kaworths 
" Roof, bore it very patiently till Courtney at last drew and Assaulted him and 
" before the guard could come in to qu[iet] the disturbance had wounded Padle 
" about an inch & a halfe deep in the Belly, and [again . . .] in the left temple, 
"the Dep ry - Gov 1 , immediately secured them both under guards in different apart- 
" ments, and yesterday acquainted us with it in Consultation when they were both 
" sent for up and heard what they could say for themselves and the declarations of 
" Mess vs . Mathew Weld and Henry Cottrell taken, the one of w ch was present when 
" some words past between them on Sunday last, and the other not only then but 
" likewise the greatest part of the time they were scufflling together the copys of 
" w ch . we inclose for your Hon 1 ' 8 . &c. a perusall. 

Courtney _ J . , 

being former Upon debating this Affair it was alledged by severall of the board that Leivete- 

nant Courtney soon after his arrivall in these parts had been broke and rendred 
uncapable of serving by the late Presid'. and Council, for severall irregular actions 
then committed. 

orderd [to Obder'd that the Secretary do peruse the Consultations relating to this affair in 

Con^litation order to lay them before us and that Council do meet tomorrow morning at ten a 

[relating Clock for the tryall of the prisoners. 

to it. J r 

'wSS3^ rom Gen "- Letter from the Cheif and Coiirjcil of Vizagapatam dated the 14 th and 16 

read ins', were read acquainting us that they had shipt of twenty nine bales of Callicces 

of?J , baiM ,g "' amounting to two thousand one hundred ninety eight pagodas twenty two fanams 
Caiiooes «moi. U p n a countrv boat for this place. 

2198-22 eaild r ' r 

on a Country 
boat for thin 
plaoe. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 21 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

That the Nabob Habbib Cawa has had groat success over the Rajah Annunte- HabbibCawm 
rauz [and has taken] most part of his Countrey from him [and soon] they have A^u^tera^T 
found themselves under a necessity of supplying him with Ammunition least their 
denyall shou'd bring troubles upon themselves. 

Okder'd that pagodas sixteen hundrei thirty three & twelve fanams be advanced p ags. 1633. 
to Bulkley paymast*. to defray Charges garrison. BSC 1 * 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benton. 
William Warre. 

The Declaration of M r . Matthew Weld concerning the difference that happeD'd 
between Cap'. Hercules Courtney & Ensign Joseph Padle f Sunjday last in the 
Afternoon at M r . Welds lodgings be[ing] the 20 th of Jan ry . 17H as allso, of their 
fighting Yesterday the 22 d in the lodgeings abovesaid. 

Being present when the difference arose between Cap 1 . Hercules Courtney & 
Ensign Joseph Padle at my lodgeings Sunday the 20 th of Jan ry . 1 7-f£ [as] allso when 
they fought the 22 d in the afternoon in the same place & being required by the 
Worship 11 [Robert] Kaworth Esq 1 '. Dep' v . Govern 1 '. &c. a " Councill to give a true 
acco'. of the matter, 1 therefore here give the [best] account I can of rt w ch . is as 
follows. 

Sunday the 20 th in the afternoon Cap'. Hercules Courtney & Ensign Joseph 
Padle being at my lodgeings where allso was M r . Henry Cottrell when Cap'. 
Courtney asked Ensign Padle to give one Richard Pain (a Centinell on the main 
guard a. drunken abusive fellow) liberty to go out of the ffort for two or three hours 
in a day about some buisness he had for him to which Ensign Padle reply'd he could 
not, thereat Cap 1 . Courtney paused a little and then flew into a passion saying what 
do you mean Ensign Padle Damn me [I'le] have him with', asking you, to that 
Ensign Padle said if he is a man belonging to your Company you may have him but 
as he's upon this guard I must have another in his room to do his duty, hereat Cap'. 
Courtney grew very abusive to M r . Padle the Ensign of the guard giving him the 
lye calling him an impudent saucey fellow & threatned to beat him &. thrust his 
Cane down his throat w ch . he shook at him in a menacing manner uttering many 
other abusive expressions, to all w ch . said Ensign Joseph Padle made civil! replys, 
and mild and gave his reason why he cou'd not permit said Pain to go out of the 
ffort, he being so frequently guilty of misdemean rs . when at his liberty that he fear'd 
he shoul'd be blamed if he suffer'd him abroad desiring Cap'. Courtney not to treat 
him so scurvply] & that he wou'd not strike him for he wou'd not [do] it when 
their difference grew to this hight I des[ired] them both to forbear quarrelling in my 
house wh[ere]at they then gave over & I thought all wou'd have been past by. 

But Tuesday the 22 d of January [at] about three in the afternoon Cap'. Hercules 
Courtney came into my lodgeings where M r . Joseph Padle Ensign of the guard was 
"with me at a table smoking a pipe of tobacco and after taking some few turns in my 
room seemingly in a passion stood by me and demanded of Ensign Padle how he came 
[to] write so saucey & impudently to him in the [particular] note, telling him that 
his superiors used him with more respect than barely to conclude after the wo[rds] 
with his name only, to this Ensign Padle replyed he wrote it in hast & design'd no 
affront by it & hoped he would not make this omission occasion of quarrelling with 
him on account their late difference about said Richard Pain addiug that Cap'. 
Courtney had then very grossly abused him, who answer'd he had not, but he very 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

mueh deserved it, and immediately flew into a passion and said he was a saucey 
impudent fellow and wou'd make him know his distance, & lett him see he did not 
make such as him his companion with several] such like scornfuli expressions, to 
w ch . M r . Padle replyed in a very calm manner S r . I bear a comission so well as [you] 
and then desired he wou'd curb his passion for he cou'd not bear such abuses. 

Upon that Cap' Courtuey flew into a more violent passion and stepping [by] into 
the middle of the room immediately drew his sword whereat Ensign Padle (whose 
sword lay with the belt and scabbard about two steps on one side of him upon two 
Chairs) gott up and took hold of [it] but before he bad compleatly drawn and put- 
ting himself into a posture of defence whilst the point of his sword was scarcely 
out of the sheath and [point]iug downward Cap*. Courtney who drew first & was in a 
readiness advanced on him & struck a forceable blow on Ensign Padles sword w oh . 
beat it up back ward & so struck it out of his hand pushd Ensign Padle into the 
belly who notwithstanding readily gott hold of his sword again, but in the very 
ins tce . as he stoop'd to recover it Cap'. Courtney closed in with him & shuff'd him 
down into the window when Cap 1 . Courtney had him under, with his left hand on 
Ensign Padles sword aim and his own sword pointed at Ensigu Padles breast bidding 
him deliver his sword and begg his life, upon- this I left them and made what 
hast J cou'd to call a guard and on my return found Cap', Courtuey w' h both swords 
in his hand, & Ensign Padle asking for his sword w ch . Cap'. Courtney returu'd, after 
this a dispute arose about the difference when Ensign Padle told Cap'. Courtney that 
he used him very scurvily in arawing on him in the ffort and at unawares, but that 
now he was so good a man as himself w th . that Cap'. Courtuey said Damn me Sirrah 
what after I have given you your life & sword, you have the impudence to prate & 
immediately run furiously upon him & catching hold of Ensign Padles sword broke 
[it into] two peices & then they fell to cuffing but [were prevented] by Serjant 
Hanton & soon after came [three] of the guard, in whose presence Cap'. Courtney 
continued to abuse Ensign Padle in very scurrilous [lan]guage calling him Skip- 
kennell sorry fellow just come from waiting at a table & treated him w[ith] 
abundance of such like insufferable expressions [and] at the same time Ensign Padle 
desired him to [shake] hands & be freinds to w 011 . Cap*. Courtuey replyed [he] would 
not concern himself w' h . any such fellow as he is. 

Matthew Weld. 

On Sunday the 20" 1 of Jan ry . being in M 1 '. Welds room Cap'. Courtney requested 
Ensign Padle to lett Richard Pain have liberty for three or four hours in a day to go 
about said Cap' 8 , buisness [in] such hours as he thought convenient, w ch . the Ensign 
said he could not grant and order' d siid Pain to return to his guard, upon which 
Cap'. Courtney said Damme where's your manners to send the fellow away I sent to 
speak with and at the same time bid Pain stay, upon w oh . the Ensign told him he 
might have him if he would give him another man for him or gett Cap'. Hugonins 
leave for it, which so exasperated Cap'. Courtney that he told him if he talked soe 
to him he would run his Cane down his throat and that he woud have the fellow or 
any else he pleas'd giving him at the same time opprobious language as [Ras]call and 
scoundrell, and amongst the rest gave him the lye and starting up shook his Cane at 
him upon which the Ensign stept to the Couch and laid his hand upon a sword but 
never offer'd to draw it, requesting the Cap', not to fall into a passion, nor give him 
such language w ch . he could not bear, and that if he shou'd lett Pain go out he woud 
immediately gett drunk and be uucapable of serving either the Captain or him, w ch . 
at present is all I can call to mind. Fort S'. David Jan ry . 23 rd 17H. 

Henrv Cottrell. 
To the Worship 11 Robert Ra worth EsqA 
Dep ty . Govern*, of Port S T . David. 

The petition of the under Signers 
Humbly Sheweth. 

That your petitioners having served the Command of Cap'. Hercules Courtney 
all these troubles, who has ever been carefull in leading us on and bringing us of 



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23 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-13 



from Battle without one God be thanked receiving either death or wound that was 
prejudieiall belonging to him and being ever well treated by him Obliges us to 
implore your worship on his behalf, that he may be restored to bis form r . Command 
over us, w ch . not only we but all bis private Centinells, with earnestness begg, and 
request, we have heard he designs himself to resign his Comission with your 
Worships leave, which is no small trouble to us, and humbley beggs your Worship 
may continue your freindship to him w ch . we all know you formerly had, and if he 
be wrong'd by false persons, as we realy beleive him to be, that your Worship will 
please to do him justice and not deprive us of one who [we] are so^ desirous of to 
serve under, there being [none] of us that never can with Satisfaction stay in Service 
(tho loath to show the least unwilling[ness] that was) unless your worship pleases to 
grant humble petitioners which if you do shall [ever] be most faithfull in our duty, 
& ever pray [who] are with all submission. 

Worship 11 . S r . 
Your Worships most dutifull & most 
obed'. hum ble . Serv ts . 



Anthony France. 
Jn°. Jockam. 
ffrancis Lopes. 
Man". Perera. 
Laurence Boot. 
Abraham Keirs. 
John Fos. 
Bichard Pean. 
Anthony Mendes. 
Gonsalvis D Bosairo. 
Tho s . D Eosa. 
Anthony D Bosairo. 
Man ll D Fernando, 
ffrancis S t . David. 
Nicholas Vass. 
Andrew D Eosaibo. 
Pasuuall Dkas. 
Anthony Alphonce. 
Jjn°. I) Lejio. 
Diego Bibkro. 
Guklio D Bren 
Peter D Matto. 
Peter Harris. 
ffrancis Macao, 
ffrancis D Bosiro. 



H. CoGHRAN. 

John Handlon. 
Tho s . Ditton. 
Edw°. Chambers. 
David Doyle. 
Tho s . Eves. 
Jn°. Qcin. 
Paul Meason. 
Martho Moore. 
Michael Earbough. 
Tho 3 . Kernan. 
Jn°. Cofrey. 
Edw d . Lynch. 
Daniel Bbyan, 
Hugh Camen. 
Stephen GounGE. 
Morris Murfey. 
John Hall. 
Michael Dolan. 
John Johnson. 
Stephen Carsco. 
Manoell Seciuill. 
Chuistoph Silvester. 
Edm d . Tivell. 



I Henry Coghran do upon the holy Evangelist solemnly declare, that yesterday 
about five a clock in the Evening Cap 1 . Eoach coming to Trepopilore a place where 
Cap*. Courtueys Company were lodged who were order'd by the Govern 1 ', to esteem 
and obey Cap'. Roach as their superior officer in which Company I the subscriber 
am a Serjant, Corporal Delan and myself did ask the said Cap'. Roach leave to go 
to the ffort which he granted we might do this morning, and accordingly we came 
and to Visitt Cap'. Courtney he beiag under Confinement he asked us how we did, 
I answer'd him we were all well, then Delan & I took our leave of him and went to 
Lewis Palmers where we stayed but a very little while, and goiug from thence 



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.Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12 

we met Ensign Brooks who carryed us with hiin to Sybrand Petersons from 
whence Cap'. Courtney sent to call me, and when I came to him he told me that 
Sybrand Petersou advised him to write a petition to the Govern r . and gett what 
hands they could to it, belonging to his Company, but that the said Cap'. Courtney 
should seem to know nothing of the matter, and that the 3aid petition should 
appear as a voluntary act of the Soldiers and accordingly the said Cap'. Courtney 
did write a petition with his own hand and gave it to Ensign Brooks to have it 
copyed over who gave it to Delan to copy it at Petersons house, and when it Was 
copyed the said Ensign Brooks burnt tbe Originall and gave Peterson the copy to 
gett sign'd, and the said Peterson & I went to Trepopilore together to gett what 
names we could to it, but the said Peterson carrying it in his breast, it was very 
[soiled ;] so at Tripopilore it was wrote over again by [Rich]mond Chambers 
whereto we procured severall [signatures] and is the same petition I deliver'd the 
Gov r . to the truth of all which I now make oath and in Confirmation of the same 
have hereunto [sett] my hand in ffort S'. David Jan ry . 24 th 17 \\. 

Henry Coghran. 



Tbesday 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edwaru Harrison Esq,*. Gov*. & Presid t . 
Thomas "Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bichard Hunt. 

William Warre. 



M*. Benyon at Fort St. David. 



Letter from 
Metchlepa- 
tam read 
advising 
Musters of 
Chay goods to 
have been 
sent to Mr. 
fiaucet at 
Ingeroon. 

Letter from 
Mr. Eaueet at 
Ingeroon 
advising of 
thirty biles 
of Calliooes 
Laden on a 
Country 
boat. 

Courtney 
sent for & 
the severall 
depositions 
read to him. 



Interro- 
gatories 
put to him. 



A Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metcblepatam was read, Acquainting us 
that he has sent the Muster of Chey Goods to M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingeroon in 
order to make a tryal what can be done there, he also adds that the New Subah 
being arriv'd at Golcondah they have hopes that the troubles in those parts will be 
quieted. 



A Letter from M 1 . Thomas Paucet at Ingeroon to the Governour was produced 
and read Advising that he has ship't Thirty bales of Calicoes upon a Country Boat 
from that place bound hither of which the invoice is gone to Vizagapatam to be 
forwarded [from] thence hither, These Thirty Bales are the Dasheroon Cloth which 
we permitted M r . Hastings to agree for upon the encouragement he gave us that 
we shou'd have it time enough for the Averilla. 

Lievtenant Hercules Courtney being brought before us and the severall Deposi- 
tions of Mess rs . Weld & Cottrell as also those Parts of the Generall letter relating to 
his crimes were read to him, after which lie was ask'd what he had to offer in his 
own vindication, and whether he had any thing to object against the truth of the 
Evidence he freely confess'd himself guilty of all lay'd to his charge (except falling 
upon the Ensign before his Sword was out) adding that he wholly rely'd upon our 
mercy for forgiveness, and hop'd that his behaviour in time of Action, and parti- 
cularly upon the last Attack upon the Enemy's Entrenchments at Crimumbaucum 
wou'd prevail with us to pardon and reinstate him. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 25 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711-12- 



Then the Secretary read to him our Consultation dat d . the 27 th . March 1710 Consultation 
wherein for his turbulent spirit, and ill behaviour he was broke, and render'd °| AuV^read 
uncapable of serving the Company, for the future as also another Consultation dated <*> cap'- 
25 th Aug'. 1710 wherein he was upon his humble Submission, and fair promises shew" 67 
reinstated in his Employ upon his good behaviour, Afterwards the 14, 33 & 38 ^ t n he ^f aa 
Articles of warr were read to him by the President follows. and^the e 



reasons]. 
But 

[afterwards 
upon his 
fair [promi- 

reinstated. 



That he having served in her Majesty's forces must needs know the usual Preaid ? 

. _ _ . ° _ _ - -_ ?_•'_. . annnrnr 



according 1 



punishments for Assaulting the Officer of the Guard upon his Duty, and most espe- ail [Mil 



toy] 



cially in a Garrison besieg'd by an Enemy, nor cou'd he be unacquainted by stirring d . . 

up his own men to Sedition, and mutiny in so particular a manner as drawing the proves to hi 

petition for them himself is punishable with death [by] Martiall Law. ofthe'cri^ 



[by] 

to Low 
Martiall. 

That we should have been glad to find any room for Mercy in consideration of No room for 
the Services he bad done against the Enemy, which if he had not putt it out of our emen °y- 
power by such unpardonable crimes, shou'd not [have] faild of suitable recompence, 
but we are Oblig'd in reference] to Military discipline, and for the preservation of 
the civil Authority to make an example of so heinous Offender. 

The Prisoner having nothing to say further in [his] justification was ordered he ib order'd 

to withdraw, when the natu[re] of his crimes was debated, as also the clemency of to Wlt ^ draw - 

[the] Board in formerly restoring him to his Comand, And is unanimously Agreed . 

that considering the present condition of our Hon ble . Master's Affairs, we are under a Absolute 

necessity of using severity with these Offenders to deterr others of the Military from Neoe88lt y- 
flying in the face of all civil Authority. 

Agreed and Resolv'd that Lievtenant Hercules Courtney's Comission be Kendred 

taken from him, that he be for ever uncapable of Serving the Company in any of ^"vln^'the* 

their Settlements, and that he be detain'd prisoner, till we have an opportunity to UonWe. 
dispose better of him, lest his ill principles should carry him over to the EDemy ompany / 

x. x. ■ i.i I J ■ • h r -i. - i • i Andoonfined 

where he is capable of doing us infinite mischief. least his 

[vile] princi- 
ples shou'd 
oarry him 
over to the 
Enemy. 

Agreed that Ensign Brooks who appears upon sufficient evidence, and by his Ensign 

own Confession to have carry'd the petition (after transcribing it) to the Com[pany] dismiss'd 

and to have procured severall of their hands to it without] comunicating the true the eervioe - 
Contents be dismiss'd the service and detain'd in custody till further Order. 

Serjeant Sybrarid Peterson being a Dane by Birth, and very little skill'd in the Serjeant 

English language appearing to us to have been impos'd upon and deluded by the befng 80 " 

Ensign in this Affair, and having an Extraordinary Character from the Deputy supposed to 

Govern r & Council of his bravery and good behaviour during the whole warr, deruded e b y 

Ensign. 
& 
[of a] good 
Character 
his [case]. 



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26 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1711- 



lyes unde- 
termind for 
a [1 urth]er 
Considera- 
tion. 



Order'd that he be kept in safe custody for a further consideration of this 
matter. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
"W*. Jennings. 
Bern* : Benyon. 
William Warre. 



Wednes- The Councill mett aud Sign'd a Generall letter to the Deputy and Govern 1 ', and 

day Council of Fort S l . David of this day's date containing an Account of what we have 

Evening done with the Prisoners, aud other matters of moment. 
30** 

jt eb et This morning departed this life M r ffrancis Cooke Essay Master and head 

Sunday Searcher at the Sea Gate, and was this Evening interr'd. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Mondav 

4 TH % 



Edward Harrison Esa 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William "Wakre. 
M e . Benyon at Fort St. David. 



Gov\ & Presid 1 . 
Henry Davenpoet. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bichard Hunt. 



Journal] par- 
cells for 
Deoem r read. 

Mr Francis 

Cooke being 



Mr Smart is 
employei' in 
his room head 
searcher at 
the Sea Gate. 

Cash Aocoi. 
for last moth, 
read Bailee 
pags. 37,106 : 
..1 



Pag„. 1,( 
paid in A 
Sea Cns- 
tomes. 



The Accomptant produces and reads his Journal! parcels for the Month of 
Decem r . 

The head Searcher's place at the Sea Gate being vacant by the death of M r . 
Francis Cooke. 

Agreed that Joseph Smart do Officiate in the said Employ having formerly 
been Receiver for a considerable time, and being well vers'd in that business. 

The President reads his Account ' Cash for last m° : Ballance Thirty Seven 
Thousand One Hundred and Five Pagodas & One Cash. 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into the BA Hon ble . Companys Cash the Sum 
of One Thousand pagodas on Account [Sea Custo]mes. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 27 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

The last Will and T[estament] of Isaak Abendaua Hebrew Merchant ieaacAben 
de[ceased was pro]duc'd and read wherein, in case his Widow en[gages again in ^1'* WlU 
m]arriage [she leaves] the management of [his Estate under the Governor and & 

Council] of this place, and w[hereas Mrs. Abendana] Widow of the said Isa[ak in case his 
Abendana has left this] place under pretence of [visiting a freind atPullicatt] where ™™ 
we are informd she was [married again and was on her way] to Trincombarr with it directs his 
a [view (as we have reason to sup]pose) to embarque for Eu[rope.] wmlnage" 

ment of the 
Govr. & 0. 
Mi 8 Abende- 
na goes to 
Pullicatt 
under pre- 
tence of 
visiting a 
friend and 
from thence 
away to 
Trinoombar. 

Order'd [that the] Secretary do peruse the Consultations and lay before us what [Secretary] 
has been done in relation to this Will next meeting, when we will take the matter r^X, 8 ^ 
into further Consideration. relating to 

Will. 

Generall letter from the Deputy Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S 1 . David dated [Letter] from 
the 26 th of January was read acquainting us that the Enemy were fortifying a navid'read 
pagoda belonging to the Duan in these Parts which lyes near our Bounds, and will advising of 
putt us to great inconveniences, That they could have prevented them, but were FoHyfyTifg 9 ! 
Apprehensive of disobliging the Duan by firing into his Tillage and that they desire Pa s°- 
our Orders how to behave themselves in this Affair. to e ye Ilse "' 

Duan of yt 
Country. 

They likewise Acquaint as that they have but Ten Garse of Paddy left, which C but ] teQ 
they keep for the use of the Garrison that their Inhabitants leaves the Bounds dayly Paddy° f 
in great Numbers, but they will do what they can to keep the Weavers, Painters, [atj^ortst. 
and Boatmen from deserting. 

The President Acquaints the Board that he has already wrote to the Duan to The preBidt. 
desire he will order the Enemy [to retire] from his Village, or give us liberty to c^arTb 16 t ? 

beat them . the Pagoda 

at Fort St. 
David. 

Ag[reed that] we must not by any means Attack or disturb [the village] Nothing 
belonging to the Duan without his leave [lest we land] ourselves in further troubles, yfb^nCbe 
and that a [report be sent to] the Deputy Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S'. David 
[to the] same Effect. 

[Bichard] Horden Jun 1 '. Merchant and under [Searcher at the] Sea Gate 
appearing before us, desired it [to be taken] into Consideration whether Joseph Smart 
[or he be Senfjors in the Hon ble . Company's Service, upon enquiry, we find neit[her 
of them in the list of Covenanted Servants sent out t|"o serve the Honble Company] 
both of them Arriving here on [the Chambers ffriggatt] when she touoh'd outward 
[bound] in her way to [China] and no mention made of [them] in the Generall 
Letter by that Ship nor in any other that we can find, where[upon] we have agreed 
to referr the matter home to the Hon ble . Court of Directors in our next Generall letter, 
and in the mean time Confirm Joseph Smart Cheif Searcher at the Sea Gate, as being 
most experienc'd in that business. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern" : Benyon. 

William Warre. 



23 



Records of Fort St. George 



Genii, lettr. 
from ye D^. 
Governr & 
Council] of 
ffort St 
David 
read. 

& 
Advises of 
their Cash 
being low as 
likewise the 
eoaroity of 
grain. 

The Bad 
oiroumetanoee 
of Fort St. 
David takn 
into consider- 
ation . 



Pagodas 
10000 order'd 
to he sent 
them. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Enw D . Harrison Esq". Gov". & Presiden 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern". Benyon. 

William Warke. Richard Hunt. 

A Generall Letter by M r . Bernard Benyon from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', and Council 
of Fort S*. David was read Acquainting us tbat they have sent Thirty Eight Europe 
Souldiers by the Sarah and Hester in lieu of the last Draught sent from hence, also 
that their Cash is exhausted, and they have not wherewithall left to pay the Garri- 
son, they still complain of their scarcity of Grain desiring permission to gett a 
quantity in from the Southward They likewise send us by the said Ship severall 
Black Prisoners that have been Taken during the Warr. 



The bad circumstances of Fort S\ David were taken into Consideration and 
debated M 1 '. Benyon Acquainting the Board that Multitudes of Inhabitants have 
deserted the Bounds for want of Sustenance, and the Remainder are in a most 
miserable condition, It is to be hoped however by this time our [su]pplys are safe 
Arriv'd. 



Order'd [that] Ten Thousand pagodas be imediately sent to Fort S\ David by a 

" touch there and putt it ashore, 
avid to buy [grain for] the use of the 



Danes Sloop now in the road who promise [to] touch there and putt it ashore 

-*. D - 



[Order'd] they have liberty at Fort 
Garrison. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d .Bdlkley. 
[W M . Jennings]. 
[Bern d Benyon], 
[W\ Warrk]. 
[Bich d . Hunt]. 



Thursday 
7th 



At a Consultation 



Erlapa &ca 
Tobacco 
farmis pays 
into Cash. 
Pags. 1300 
order'd to 
be paid Mr. 
Martin for 
bis house. 



Present 



Edward Harrison 1 
Thomas Frederick. 
Willi* m Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Wabre. 



r Gov r & [Presid 1 .] 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Erlepa &c a Tobacco and Beetle Farmers pays into the R'. Hon ble . Companv's 
Cashpag s . 583.12. * } 

Order'd that Thirteen Hundred pagodas be pay'd M r . William Martin for his 
house bought as ty Consultation of y e 13 th Dec 1 ', last to turn into a Mint. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 29 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

The Secretary produces a Consultation dated Thirsday the 26*' 1 May 1709 Secretary 
relating to M r . Isaak Abendana'a [Will] wherein an Order was made for four {^Xt** 
persons to be nominated, two by the Governour and Council and two by M rB . Eachel relating to 
Aben[dana to] peruse her husbands Books and papers [and make a calculate of his f issao 

Debts and Credits the [ ] to pay her husbands debts and perform Atendana 

[the will but] this order was not put in [Execution, nor any [••••] are & ' 

taken that we can find [ • • •] this matter. 

M rs . Abendana['s Black ser]vants being called and examin'd declared [that his ^ s g B1 ?"* 
mispress was ma[rried to] One John Hrissen [a few words lost] since gone together who declares 

[a few Words lost]. Ms IKstress's 

L J J marriage. 

Order'd that a [a few words lost] Pollicat desiring some [a few words lout] and a Letter 
that another letter [a few words los t] of Trinquabar to [a few words lost] them to ° r w d i er r ' d te to be 
secure the [a feiv words lost] M™. Abendana and her husband [a few words lost]. toPoffioatto 

their attest- 

atn. of 

the marriage. 

Ordero that M 1 '- John Mason be Secretary to this Board in the Room of M 1 ' [Mr jno.] 
Joseph Smart remov'd head Searcher to the Sea Gate, That Abel Langelier be head sem° ntobe 
Writer at the Sea Gate in the place of M r . John Mason and that Bandall Fowke be [A°ei Langa- 



employ'd Assistant to the Paymaster. 



to be 

head writer 
at the] 
Sea gate 
[Randall 
Fowke to be 
aest. to.] 
payr. 

Order'd that Augustus Burton, and Styleman Gostlin Writers be sent to Fort b^E* 08 "' 
David by the first Conveyance. & styieman] 

Gostlin 
order'd 
[to Fort] 
St. David. 

Elisha Ellile writer having travel'd in Europe, and been employ'd at severall [Ei/sha] 

under the Office of Ordinance, by which he has Acquired a, competent permit ted' to 

skill in Fortification and Gunnery requesting leave to go to Fort S\ David, and act Rotoffortst 
under the Gunner of that place, upon hopes of succeeding him in the Employ if M r 



David to aot 



Raworth finds him qualified. [Gunner] 

in hopes of 

[suoceeling] 

him. 

& 

Agreed that the said Elisha Ellile be recomended accordingly to the Deputy tie agreed he 
Govern 1 ", for the Gunners Employ being a Sober diligent person, and we in no want e nd ' e e j° t '"" ,. 
of writers to do the Compauy's business. DeptT. Govr. 

& oouncill. 

The Warehousekeeper Acquainting the Board that he has receiv'd the 29 bales [The] 
of Calicoes from Vizagapatam which agree with the [Invoice]. v^^atlm 

goods reo'd 

well. 

Orderd that [thev may be] putt to washing. [was] 

L " J Order'd to be 

wauh'd. 

Oeder'd that [the Warehousekeeper] do send Six Hundred pieces of the Finest [ The ] 
[Moores . . . . ] as the Merchants (bring them in) to be pain[ted according] Wnd Ubek ' ' 
to the new Musters, That it be strictly [recounted] to the Painters to do them as ^°° Ps -1 
well as possible [ . . . we] will give them a suitable encouragement [which [to bej °° 
we] take to be a better method,"than to agree [with them to a certain] price. aojorde 

[to musters.] 

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30 



Records of Fort St. Georgt 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-1$ 



ye work of 
ffort St. 
David to be 
cas'd either 
wtli. briok or 
Stone. 
Mr Benyon 
desired to 
give a Narra- 
tive in 
writing. 
Mr. Horde.i 
offers a bill 
of 400 pag*. 
on Mr. Hast- 
ings. 

The Compus 
Merchts. 

they must 
provide 6u0 pa 
fine moorees 
& 600 pB fine 
Sallumpores 
for painting. 

The Merohts. 

acquaint as 
they have as 
many in the 
■washers 
hands. 



7th 



[Bern' 1 ] Benyoa being desired by the President [ . . . ] he had observ'd 
during his stay [ . . . ] extent of our Bounds, and the manner [ . . . ] 
Acquaints us particularly that M r . [ ... 1 thrown up severall small Mud 
works, [ . . . ] in all the weakest places, which [ . . . ] service to keep 
the Enemy from enter [ • • • ] nave often attempted it, but the [ . . .] 
works if not timely faced with Brick or Stone will [invariably J be wash'd down with 
the first rain leaving those stat [tions] weak and defenceless for the Enemy to 
break in at pleasure. 

Order'd that it be imediately recomended to the Deputy Governour and 
Council to case the aforesaid works with Brick or Stone at as little expence as 
possible with [all] Expedition. 

M 1 '. Benyon is desired to give in a narrative in writing of his Observations 
made during his Abode [at] Fort 8*. David. 

Bichard Horden offers a bill for Four Hundred pagodas on M 1- . Hastings at 
Vizagapatam which is Agreed [to] be accepted, and the money to be pay'd him for 
the same. 

The Company's Merchants were call'd in and Acquainted that they must with 
all expedition bring in Six Hundred Fine Moorees, and Six Hundred Fine Salam- 
pores, the [same] formerly Agreed on to be painted without loss of time. 



They Acquaint us that they have so many Moorees now in the Washer's hands, 
which as soon as they are cured shall be deliver'd the Warehousekeeper to be 
sorted and giveu out to the Painters allso that they have about 150 [p s ] of Salam- 
pores ready, which we Agree to sort in the Godown to morrow morning. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benton. 

William Warre, 

Rich". Hunt. 
Four Sail of Dutch Ships passed to the Southward. 



Fryday 

Mouning 

8th 



Sallu 
a [soi-l 



At a Consultation 

Present 

In the Sorting Godown. 



Edward Harrison Esq,*. 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
The fine Salampores were produc'd, Sorted and taken in at N°. 1 
N°. 1 pag s . 60 W Gorge. 
No. 2. 



Gpv E . & Presid 1 . 

Henry Davenport. 
Edward Uulrley. 
Bern". Biinyon. 
Bichard Hunt, 



& 2 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS 



31 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

The Merchants' Musters of Chey '-ioods were produc'd and the Merchants still 
insisting that they could not make them at lower prices than what formerly propos'd 
in Consultation. 

Order'd that One to two hundred pieces only be made for a Tryal with all 
expedition of the severall sorts demanded in the List sent out this Year, 

Forty Bales of turn'd out Long Cloth were receiv'd in order to be bought for 
the West Coast, but the Merchants insisted upon Thirty pagodas #•' Corge alledging 
that they can dispose of 'em so for ready money when they please, which is so extra- 
vagant a price, considering the badness of the Cloth that we could by no means give 
our Consent. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W K . Martin. 
Edw 5 . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Brnyon. 
William Warre. 
Bich". Hunt. 



[Merehjts 
produce their 
[mueterj of 
ohey goods. 

[one to] two 
hundd. ps. 
ord*. [to be] 
made for a 
tryall 

[40 Hales] of 
turn'd out 
Long cloth 
view'd hut 
the Merohts. 
insist on 
extravagant 
prices. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Gov", & Pkbsid 1 ' 



Ej>w b . Harrison Esq 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Hen. Davenport. 
Edw. d Bulklev. 
Bern d . Bfnyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Order'd that Henry Hog [••••] master be entertain'd in the Gunroom 
and y' Phillip Genter & Gerard Overbeak be discharged. 

Two Generall letters from the Dep' 7 . Govern 1 '. & Councill of Fort 8*. David one 
dated the 4 th the other the 7 th ins', were re[ad] acquainting us with the Wellcome 
news [that] the supply of rice sent them was arrived, al[lso] that they have very 
near bales enough ready to load the Yatch. 

Order'd that no bales be sent us from Fort S 1 . David till the southerly monsoon 
is sett in, and till we have certain news whether the ffrench design to come upon 
this Coast or no. 



Monday 

moening 

11 



A Guner 
eutertaind & 
two 

discharged 
Letters from 
ffort St. 
David read 



No hales to 
he seDt from 
Fort St. 
David till the 
Southerly 
monsoon setts 



The same letter advices us that the enemy having received a reinforcem 1 . from 
Chinjee, and daily threaten to make a Gen. 11 attack on our bounds. 



The Enemy 
threaten 
another 
attaok at Fort 
St. David 

Order'd that the Maddapollam Braminvs acco.' be made out & y° ball 6 . pa[id]. Maddapoilam 

Bram: 



inys 
A Oct. to be 
ftijoeted 



Land Custom 
Aooot.for last 
[month] read 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

William Jennings Land Custoru r . reads that acco'. for last month viz 1 



Choultry Customc 
Habit- Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



221 . 4 . 38 

28 . 35 . 20 

1 . 12 . — 

251 . 15 . 68 



[Pags ] 200 
pd. in on that 
Acot. 
[Land] 
Customers 
report con- 
cerning the 
Choultry 
Conicoplies. 



Bettelaes 
forfeited 
at the 

Choultry ord'l- 
to be disposed 
of by the 
TLand] 
Customer. 



& pays into cash pagodas two hundred on y 



account 



William Jennings Land Custom', delivers in a report according to order of 
Consultation of the 13 th December concerning the Choultry Conicoplies & further 
adds that he finds the two Concicoplies to be of different casts for w ch . reason they 
do their utmost endeavours to find out one anothers roguery wherefore we think it 
most convenient to continue them in that employ to be a check upon each other. 

Obdeb'd that the Bettelaes w. c1 ' were forfeited upon this occasion be disposed of 
by the Land Customer and that the offender have the preference at a moderate 
valuation. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d , Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern*. Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich". Hunt. 



12 This morning the Councill mett and sign'd [a] Generall letter to the Dep tT . 
Govern 1 '. & Councill of Fort S'. David of this days date w ch . w[as] immediately dispat- 
ch' d by Cattamaran. 

13 Dispatcht duplicate of aboves d . letter overland. 



Thirsday 

MORN". 
14 



Warehouse 
Acot for last 
mo. read 
8torekr». 
Aoot. read. 
Pegu Lead to 
he bought 



Edw d . 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Harrison Esq,". Gov". & Presid t . 
TnoiiAS Frederick. Hen. Davenport. 



William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Henry Davenport warehouse 1 



Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 
Acco 1 . for last month. 



Bernard Benyon Storek 1 . reads that acco 1 . for last month. 

Order'd that for the future Pegu lead be bought for the use of this garrison & 
other Settlements under this Presidency being allways cheaper than Europe lead and 
every way as serviceable for ammunition. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



33 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-W 

Oedee'd that the Warehoused, d[oe] buy twenty five Candy to be immediately 
shipt of for Vizagapatam 

Order'd that Leivetenant Tho[mas] Wallace taken into the service as 5^ Consul- 
tation of the 14 th January for reasons express'd therein [on] Ensigns pav be forth- 
with dispateh'd for ffort S l . David to supply thn place of Leivetenant Hercules Court- 
ney dismiss'd. 

Generall Letter to the Cheif and Councill of Vizagapatam read & sign'd allso a 
Generall letter to the Cheif and Councill of Pullicatt concerning M rs . Abendana. 

Ordee'd that Serjant John Handlon who behaved himself w. th so much bravery 
at the attack of Crimumbaucum be made an Ensign in the room of Edward Brooks 
dismiss'd for mutiny and sedition and that the Military upon y e Fort 8*. David 
Service be made acquainted that we will Continue to preferr all those who distin- 
guish themselves by their good behaviour and to punish those that are disorderly 
and wanting in their duty with the utmost severity. 

Oedee'd that pagodas five hundred be advanced the painters for the work they 
are going about. 

E. Haebison. 

Tho : Feedeeick. 

Hen : Davenpoet. 

W M . Mabtin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Been d : Benyon. 

William Waeee. 

Rich". Hunt. 



26 Candy of 
lead to be 
Shipt to 
Vizagapm. 

Leivtenant 

Wallaoe to be 

sent to ffort 

St. David 

in the room of 

Leivtenant 

Courtney 

[Gen".] 

Letter to 

Vizagapm 

read 

Serjeant 

Handlon for 

his [loyall] 

service at 

ffort St 

[David] is 

preferr'd 

Ensign. 

Pags 600 
orderd the 
painters. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Edw d . Haeeison Esq. 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
William Maetin. 
William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 



Gov* 



& PRE8ID T . 

Hen. Davenpoet. 
Edw\ Bulkley. 
Bebnaed Benyon, 
Kichaed Hunt. 



Monday 
18 



Generall letter from the Cheif & Councill of Vizagapatam dated y e 5 th ins fc . 
was read advising y' M 1 '. [ . . .] was safe arrived from Ingeroone w th . musters of 
Brampore Chints &c a . Chay goods & that they only waited the Coming of the 
Dasheroone merchants to send us the prices at w ch . they are willing to undertake. 

They likewise acquaint us that the Nabob and Rajah Ananterauz are coming to 
an agreement after w ch . the Nabob will go tow'' 8 . Maslipatam & leave Fuckerla 
Cawn to Govern in Chicacull. 

The same letter desires mony to begin the Investment and to defray expences. 



Letter from 
Vizagapm. 
read 



The Nabob 
and Rajah 
at Vizagapm. 

are coming to 
an agreemt. 

Money 
wanted at 
Vizagapm. to 
begin their 
Investment 
and defray 
Charges 



B-9 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12- 



Pags. 10000 Obderd that ten thousand Pag" be sent to Vizagapatam by the first good con- 

fooocMobe veyanee & ten thousand Rupees to defray Charges garrison &c a . Charges the 
lent them, pagodas to be applied to the Investm 1 . order'd in ours of the 14 tk ins 4 . 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern" : Benton. 
[Rich*. Hunt]. 

WlLLfAM WaRRE. 



rr, At a Consultation 

Thiksdav 

21 Present. 

Edw d . Harrison Esq,. Gov E . & President. 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

"William Martin. Edm d . Bclkley. 

William Jennings. Bern b . Benvon. 

William Warre. Eichard Hunt, 

Letter from Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov 1 ', of Fort S\ David dated the 15 th ins', was 

David [read] rea( * acknowledging the receipt of the ten thousand pagodas sent [us] 5(p Danes Sloop 
acknowiedg- an d ten garse of rice. 

ing ye receipt 

of 10000 pags 

and [ten] 

garse of rice. t 

that the All so they acquaint us that the Enemy with all their force have severall times 

Enemy still made a shew of attacking them but after some small loss [and] finding us allways 
attaok P them ready to receive them they soon retired. 

but soon 
[re]tire». 

SeaOostom William Martin Sea Customer reads his account for last month. 

Aeoot. fur last 
mo. read. 

[Mr. j Daven- Henry Davenport for Robert Raworth late Sea Customer pays in two thousand 

" is. 



Mr.Herriott M r . Robert Heriot inhabitant of this place who married Elizabeth Haines 

^aootfot "" daughter of M 1 '. John Hayns deceas'd formerly second of Fort S'. Davids appear'd 

Eut yn68 before us and produced the aoco*. of the said John Haynes's Estate in the hands of 

whose Thomas Pitt Esq r . and M r . Edmond Montague now settled by the Attorneys of the 

mamed. 1 be sa *°* Thomas Pitt Esq 1 '. & M r . Edmond Mountague trustees to the said Estate and 

& prays that this board will [order] a dividend to be made of the money due to the 

r ard 8 that he a Children according to the Law of Great Brittain. 



dividend be 



Mr. iieriot Order'd that M r . Robert [Heriot] do attend next Consultation when he shall 

next coneui- ha[ve] a satisfactorv answer. 



tatiou. 



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■FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711- 



The said Acco'. Currant being perused and examined is found to be reasonable] [ The ] eaid 
and just the ball e . of the estate remaining in India amounting to pagodas 4066. 16. fcamind and 
8 Viz'. f0UIld V1 

reasonable 
In the hands of Thomas Pitt Esq'-, his attornys ... Pag« 2764 [33] 5[...] and Just. 

In the hands of Edm rt . Mountague d°. 1301 18 3[...j 

Due to Jno. Haynes eldest son his \ part ... ... 1875 4 [...] 

Due to Elizabeth Hayns only daughter her \ part .. 1502 4 2[,..~] 
Due to the two sons with Govern 1 '. Pitt in England 

Edward Hayns and Thomas Hayns their \ ... ... L>89 8 4 

Order'd that M r . Robert Heriots dividend of M 1 . John Hayns's Estate in right L Mr -l 

of his wife Elizabeth Hayns daughter to the said Jn°. Hayns be paid him upon share of 

giving a bond to repay his proportion of a demand made by Cap'. Greenhaugh in L Mr - H . ai nes] 

right of his wife that was [sist 1 ] to M 1 '. John Hayns if hereafter Judgement shall be right of his 

given in favour of the said Greenhaughs wife. orderilt! be 

paid him 
[giving] 
a bond to 
repay wbat 
[may] be 
demanded 
[baokj 

aooord[ing] to 
law. 

Order'd that whereas John Haynes Son of John Haynes aforesaid has not been John Haynes 
heard of in any part of the world for these three or four years past his dividend be s -S ao £ 
lodged at interest in [the] Churches Cash till such time as he can be heard off either deed, hi™* 
to be dead or living. ° ha ™ °! v 

& Estate to be 

deposited in 
Churoh 
& 

Order'd that the mony due to the two Brothers Edward & Thomas Haynes be [Orda. y t.] 
remitted home by bill to Thomas Pitt Esq 1 , who has the said Children under his Thomas "^ 
care and the remainder of their fortune in his hands. Haynes 

[their] share 
be remitted 
[home] by 
[bill] to 
Governi-. 
Pitt. 

Order'd that duplicates of these Accounts sign'd be registered in the Seeretarys Duplicates of 

the Aoots. to 
be sign'd 
registerd in 
the Seeretarys 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
"W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre 



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Monday 
25 



Letter from 
Kuratt giving 
an account 
[of] the 
Datoh 
Embassy & 
the Londons 
[arrivall] at 
Bombay the 
Catherine 
[being! 
dispatoh'd 
for Europe 
and Evills 
the ffrench 
had done 
npon that 
Coast. 

Paymasters 
Acci. for last 
mo. read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edw d .Harrison Esa\ Govern". & President. 
Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. 

William Martin. Edw u . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. B : Benyon. 

William Warre. Rich . Hunt. 

Generall Letter From Suratt dated the 1 st & 15 th of Decemb 1 '. was read 
acquainting us with the affairs of the Dutch Embassy, the Londons arrivall at 
Bombay, the Catherines dispatching for Europe and the mischiefs the ffrench have 
done on that Coast. 



ag s . 1643 


35 


r-i 


„ 487 


13 


r-1 


„ 206 


25 


r...i 


„ 571 


20 


T...1 


„ 969 


23 


r-i 


„ 109 


26 


r...i 


„ 150 


31 


[-i 


41 


35 


r-i 


18 


5 


[...] 


6 


29 


[•••] 


» 


25 


[...] 


4364 


33 


1-...1 



| Subscrip- 
tion] for an 
hospital. 
[Pa«r*] 1600 
writt for 
A cot. the 

[Pag* 1000J 
pd . in by 
Mr. Martin 
Ken Customr. 
[Pags."J2000 
pd in by 
Mr. Marl in 
Warehouse- 
keepi 1 . aoct. 
ware?. 
Paymasters 
Aoot- 
running 

than usuall 
for last [mo.] 
occasions a 
Sorutiny. 
bummer 
house in the 
garden 

[dislbursed by 
the Presidt. 



Edward Bulkley paymaster reads that acco fc . for last month Viz'. 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Dyett 
Dyett and Stores laid in 
Charges Generall 
Fortifications & Kepairs 
Charges Cattle 
Fort S 1 . David 
Charges Extraordinary 
Brass Ordnance 
Vizagapatam ffactory . . . 
Priaman Settlement ... 



A Subscription read for an hospitali as entered after this Consultation. 

Agreed that fifteen hundred pagodas be wrote by the President for our Hon We . 
Masters acco 4 . 

William Martin Sea Customer pays in one thousand Pagodas on that acco'. 

William Martin late warehouses. 1 ', pays into Cash pagodas two thousand on 
that account. 



The President objecting against the great sume disburst this last month for 
buildings upon scrutiny it appears that near four hundred pagodas is for bricks 
Chinam timber &e\ laid in for future use. 



And whereas by mistake the building a summer house in the garden is charged 
in the said months acco\ which was design'd at the Govern", expence. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



—FOUT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12- 



Order'd that it be wrote off and paid for in the next months account. wrotepf* 

_ „ month. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d : Benyon. 
William Warrk. 

A. Proposall being made for building a Compleat and Convenient Hospitall for 
the use of [all] sick persons Soldiers Seamen and poor Inhabitants] of this place the 
said hospitall to be under the direction and management of the Govern 1, and Councill 
the minister and Church "Wardens for [the] time being who are to take Care that the 
mony [be] applied rightly to the use intended. 

Wee the Subscribers are Content for the severall sums undermention'd to be 
applied to the buildings of the said Hospitall and the overplus to remain at Interest 
for a fund to keep the same in good repair, and to supply it with such necessary's 
[as] will best answer the intent of this Charitable contribution. 



At a Consultation 

Thursday 
Present 28 1H 

Edward Harrison Esq\ Gov", and Presid 1 . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings, Bern": Benyon. 

William Warre, Richard Hunt. 

Geuerall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S*. David dated the ^ enlI p Lre s 
18 th inst. is read, acquainting us that they have of late been undisturbed by the Da^d [read], 
enemy, they likewise demand severall [stores] for the use of the Garrison. Enemas y9 

keeping quiet, 
& their 
want of" 
Stores. 

Order'd that the Storekeeper doe provide what is procureable of the articles wot,, the 
mentiond in their List to be laden on board the Maddapollam Yatcb now ready to sail. f^ordervT 
The Accomptant reads his Journall Parcells for the month [of Jan ry .] i journij! hem ' 

ParoelK for] 
January 

[read] " 

M'. Martin Cheif Justice of the Choultry acquaints the Board that there are [Cheifi 
severall prisoners, who have lain long in the Talliars hands, at the Hon ble . choultry J " 
Comp as . Expence, and desires to know how we would have them dispos'd of, the d * B J Tea ° ur 
consideration of which is deferr'd till next Consultation and the Sec ry . is order'd disposal of 
in the meantime to search former Consultations for what has pass'd in relation to the P ri ?° nerf ^ 

, . , r jv oonside- 

tne said prisoners. raoon oi 

whioh is 
dtferr'd. 

Order'd that Mess 1 ?. Frederick & Warre doe Examine the Accomptant's & ^rT^h 
Sec ry 's Offices, for the copys of all Charters and powers granted by the Crown to Watrepo] 
our Hon ble . Masters, to be laid before this Board in order to see what power wee have, ^J^f^ 
and how farr wee may proceed safely in Criminal! cases. we have from 

Crown to go© 
by in 
Crimir.al] 
owes. 
B.-10 



38 



Records of Fort St. George 



Sea Customer 
pays into 
Caen One 
Thousand 
Pag". 

Pag" 1683 : 
12 f». 
advanc'd 
paymast 1 '. 
Fort St David 
Moron 1 !!, 
[invest] 
200 bales 
of [broad 
oloth j 
of ye 
Contraot 
Warehouse- 
keeper to 
deliver them. 



March 
tjlt 1 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1711-12 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 



Order'd that fifteen hundred eighty three Pag\ twelve fanams be advanc'd 
Edward Bulkley Paymast r . to defray Charges Garrison. 

The Dep ty . Govern 1 ' of Fort S'. David acquainting ns in a Letter receiv'd by 
one of the Fort S 4 . David Merchants lately arriv'd, that he has receiv'd of the said 
Merchants to the amount of Fifty five Thousand Pagodas in part of their Contract, 
and that they desire two hundred bales of Broadcloth in payment. 

Okder'd that the Warehousekeeper doe deliver the same. 

E. Haruison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jen sings. 
Bern : Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S\ David 
dated the 23 d inst\ 



The Council mett an 1 read a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov 1 ', aud Council 
of Fort S* David dated the 23 d ult°. containing an A ceo*, of a Generall attack made 
by the enemy upon our [boat] in severall places at the same time, at all which they 
were bravely repuls'd with considerable loss, as by the following acco*. abstracted 
from said Letter. 

A General! Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S'. [David] read, 
approv'd, and sign'd. 

As M r . Ra worth was going the rounds yesterday with Le[ivetenant] Roach & 
Hugonin in Comp a , from the first our mud poi[nt] that was cast up he discern'd 
within two miles distant from it, the whole body of the enemys horse and foot in 
Penar river passing to the s°ward, on which he order'd two shot to be discharg'd 
from the Culverin. and in a short time they disappear'd but when he came to Trepopi- 
lore from the new point there he descry'd a large body of them again marching 
very hastily into the woods, and then rec d . information that Chilla [Naigue] Guard 
where we kept a Sergeant and twenty men, had at five in the morning been attack'd 
by a thousand foot, who had compelld them to retreat within the walls, we had 
rais'd [there] for his Security, where he defended himself till Ensign H[obbs] 
Bent a Detachment of twenty four Granadeers, under the command of Serg 1 . Handlon, 
to his releif , who forthwith attackd them with such resolution, that he not only 
drove them out of the bounds with good slaughter, but compell'd them to run very 
confusedly up the hills again, about half an hour after six, they were observd to be 
reinforc'd by a large body of [foot] and about fifty horse, when they commenc'd their 
attack again whereupon Leiut'. Roach march'd down to their releif, with the most part 
of the Trepopilore party, when began a very [hot] Skirmish, and it continued from that 
time very obstinately till near three in the afternoon, before they could compleatly gett 
rid of the enemy, tho they flung near twenty Cohorn shells amongst them, and kept a 
continuall fire, with good Success and Execution. 

Whilst we were thus attack'd on that part Mobut Cawne with the main body of 
horse appeared in two divisions to the N°.ward of us, near two hundred of which 
wpre posted before Wichmere and the rest at Uppalawaddee were they contin- 
ued diverting those two places, during the whole time their foot was engagd on 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 39 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12- 



the other side, but no execution was done on neither, and the same time he likewise 
sent a small party of [horse and] three hundred foot to attack us at Trepopilore 
[where wee had] the fortune to repell them with good Execution and by] the 
time they made their retreat from [thence wee] observd the motion, and did so 
from the other, so that by four a clock wee had a clear feild to range in. 

Wee bless God wee lost all the while (th6 the enemy fir'd very brisk) no more 
than one Soldier, and only four more, with as many peons were wounded, but none 
desperately but what the enemys loss was wee cant pretend to compute, nor doe 
beleive wee shall have a true acco 1 ., th6 are sure it must be very considerable. 

We were in hopes that they would have beeu contented with the reception they 
mett with yesterday, and not have given us any more trouble for some time, but on 
the contrary about four this evening they appeard just in the same manner again, 
but wee beleive have mett with more loss than yesterday, for rather than suffer our 
people to be constantly harrast, which must in the end wear them out, wee thought 
it better to attack them, and accordingly Cap'. Roach form'd his party into three bodys, 
under the command of himself, Hobbs & Kirkbndge, and when their whole body was 
gott together attack'd them in three severall places, which so intimidated them that 
they soon fled with the utmost precipitation, and wee had the good fortune likewise 
from one of our Culverins, to hpave five shott into the main body of horse which 
appeard to the N°.ward, so that they soon troop'd off in the manner their foot did, 
and wee are at present pretty easy, but how long shall continue so, God knows. 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . of Fort S 4 David of 
yesterdays date. 

Ship Chindadre belonging to Colloway Chitty arriv'd from Quedah. 



At a Consultation 
] 'resen t 

Monday 
Edward Harrison Esq, e . Gov K . & Presid 1 . 3 d . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulklev. 

William Jennings. Bernard Bknyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 



The President reads his acco'. of the R'. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash for last month, 



Cash aoot 
for Pehry 



Ballance being Twenty six thousand, seven hundred ninety nine Pagodas, Six readbaiie 
fanams. ^ 

The Sec 1 ' 5 ", acquaints the Board that he has perus'd the Consultations for seve- [Aoqts.jthen 
rail years past, but finds nothing relating to the prisoners mentiond in our last Consul- ^ereseot 



tation, however upon enquiry into the matter wee fiud, that there are two Weavers i in] the 

inhabitants of Triblicane who are indebted part of the sura that stands out upon arein- 

the Generall books, under the head of Comrapa &C 11 Weavers, which debt was comp^" 1 & the 

oceasiond by money advancd the Weavers in generall by M 1 '. lligginson and his h! » Te 

Council to build them houses in Triblicane for the improvement of the manufacture, gMeraifetime 

part of which money has been paid at times, and these two persons now in ctistodj', [> prison] 

being [poor] and not able to discharge their part, were committed by Gov 1 '. Pitt and [are poor] 

have continued prisoners ever since, and being very well satistyed upon enquiry that " is therefore 
they are miserably poor, and will never be able to pay, unless they ar« releas'd and 
sufferd to work at their Trade. 

O-RDER'nthat the said Weavers by nam? Tondowav Pundau!~run-f] and Comra be ? rd - ?' the > 



forthwith discharg'd and that it be recmimended [to] our Merchants to keep them 
employ'd. 



e disoharg'd. 



40 



Records of Fort St. George 



ys other 
prisoners that 
are in for 
theft &o» to 
be sent for ve 
Wt. Coast 
by 1st. 
Conveyc 



FORT ST GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

Severall others of the prisoners now upon the Choultry, having been committed 
for theft, and other vile unpardonable misdemeanours, where thay have lain a long 
time at the Companys Expeuce. 



Agreed that they be shippd off for the West Coast by the first Conveyance 
where they are to be employ'd in buildings, and other hard labours as long as they 
live. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Benyon. 

WlLLIAM WARRE. 



Thursday 



At 



A Consultation 
Present 



Edward Harrison Esq" 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William [Warre]. 



Gov\ & Presid 1 . 

Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Bichard Hunt. 



Generall Letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council of Trincombarr datf 1 . y e 5 th inst c . S 
N read, as also another inclosed from the widdow of Isaac Abendana, her new hus- 
band .Tohaii Andreas Heiss, and Joseph Abendana her son, wherein they endeavour 
to excuse their retiring from hence, and seeking the King of Denmarks protection, 
under pretence that they have been ill used, and their effects forcibly taken from them 
here, the notorious falsity of w ch . we shall sufficiently make appear hereafter, the fore- 
going Letters are Enterd in the Copy book of Letters rec''. No. 40 & 41. 



[GenU | Lre 
from the 
Governr [&] 
Council of 
Trincombar 
& [an] 

lnoloBd paper 
dd. them by 
[Messrs] 
Abendana, 
her new hus- 
band & son, 
wherein they 
endeavour to 
exouse thoir 
clandestine 
going henoe, 
& [aseerg] 
severall 
notorious 
[falBitys]. 

[a par]- 
oil. brown 
Longoloth 
[h.veingl 
come frouj 
Cudalore. 

Yo Ware- Order'd that the Warehousekeep 1 doe pick out as much proper for dying as will 

ordTtrpfok ma ke up twenty bales, to be made ready forthw th . for the West Coast, and that eighty 

fiffo 2 " d ba in B k a * e8 more °f the usuall sorts of white cloth, be also got ready for the first Convey- 

for ye wT K ance. 

Coast & to get 
ready 80 bales 
of White 
oloth for yt. 
place. 



Our joynt Stock Merchants having rec d . a parcell of brown Long cloth from 
Cuddalore. 



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-FOliT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 



Order 'd that they be sent by the first Conveyance. 



The Warehousekeep r . acquainting the Board that there are a parcel! of Taffatys Warehouse- 
in the Warehouse part of what return'd from Bengali out of the present intended the ^X^are** 
Mogull, which are proper for the West Coast. foil of 

'I'affatys 
[proper] for 
ye Wt- Coast 
return'd from 
ye King's 
present in 
Bengali. 

Order'd to be 
sent f- 1st. 
Convey o. 

General I Letter from the Dep ty . Govem r . & Council of Fort S'. David dated the Genu Lre 
1 st inst'. read, acquainting us that finding the enemy had a design to weary them out p^d^iatd'.' 
by frequent skirmishing in those places of our bounds that were most weak & defence- f- m0 - 
less, they had resolv'd to throw up a new mud work in a proper place for keeping aoqVg r n t d ' 
the enemy at a distance which was near finish'd, tho they had done their utmost to ^ownT h ^ 
hinder the workmen, as will appear by the particulars enterd after this Consulta- new mud 

I • work, in spite 

11011 • of ye enemys 

endeavouring 
to hinder it* 

The same Letter acquaints us that three of our men have deserted out of Cap 4 . Tt 3 Soldiers 
Roaehe's party, and are gone over to the enemy, w ch . may prove of very ill consequence ave eaer ' . 
to our affairs. 

The Warehousekeep r . acquainting the Board that there is a large parcell of Gold The Ware- 
& silver thread, which came out by the last years shipping, undispos'd of, and that aoqtfthe 1 *' 
no body has yet offerd any price for the whole quantity or any considerable part of Board yt. 

«■ great quan- 

tity of gold 
& silver 
1 thread in ye 

Warehouse. 

Order'd that a tender thereof be made to the Company's Merchants first, and if Ordrdytit, be 
they refuse it, that it be put up to publick sale at y e Sea Gate, there being large to^Compas. 
cmantitys remaining in Town of former years. Merohts. &if 

» J ° they refus'd 

E.Harrison. SSSft. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Henry Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings 

Bern". Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Perceiving by the motions of the enemy that their intent was to skirmish with 
us daily in our Quarters next to the woods hoping no doubt thereby to weary out 
our men, we resolv'd for our preservation and their ease, to fling up another mud 
point there, which accordingly we commene'd last Sunday morning, and oider'd 
Cap 1 . Roach with one hundred men to cover the workmen, which accordingly he did, 
and very early possess'd himself of the dry ditch & bushes, winch always before 
eerv'd the enemy for a shelter, so we carry'd on our work without any molestation, 
till Tuesday in the afternoon, when Cap'. Howson advancing a little too fur from 
his Station,' and the other Partys, with the Division he eonianded they were encour- 
ag'd to come down in a full body from the hills w th . the expectation of cutting him 
off, before he could receive any succour and indeed their success had like to have 
answerd their design, but Roach & Hobbs perceiving they immediately joynd him, 
and there began a very sharp conflict, which lasted near an hour and a halfe but in 
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-PORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-1 



the end compell'd them to fly with precipitation and no dou[bt w th .] loss, tb.6 we 
had had no more on our side then two Topasses wounded and a Gunner from one of 
our Cohorns, the shell of which broke as soon as it was out of the musle of the 
mortar, but thank God they are all in a fair way of recovery. 

Since this action we have very near finishd our point, and in the face of them 
(for they dare not come down from the hills to oppose us) cut down and burnt every 
shrub and tree within half a mile of that Post, so that it's not possible for a single 
man to appear without being diseern'd by us, and if a body of them comes, we can 
slaughter them at discretion from our Cannon, and not expose one of our men to their 
shotts, so that we dont doubt now they have made their last efforts against us with- 
out success, and we have since strengthend our bounds with a new Eedoubt, but that 
'twill be an easy matter for yo r . Hon r &e. a to bring them to hearken to proposals 
of peace. 

Ship President Cap 1 . Freeman Comand r arriv'd from Bengali, by whom rec d . a 
Generall Letter from the President & Council there dat d . y e 18 th . Jan 17 , last. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern'. & Council of Fort S*. David 
of this days date. 

Ship Nos Sen r . de Fame Francisco Jores Masf, arriv'd from Macao. 

Ship Cauta Bus, Morat Cawne Noquedah, arrivd from Bengali. 

Ship Salamut Euzzoo, Kaza Allee Noquedah arrivd from D°. 



Monday 
10" 



Genii Lres. 
from ye 
Depty Govt. 
& Council of 
Port St. 
David datd 
tbe 6tn & 
from ye 
Deputy 
Govt, dated 
ye 6th. inBtt. 
read 

advising. 
Mr. Hebert 
has obtained 
a power from 
Serope Sing 
to mediate a 
peaoe. 

desires u full 
power may 
tbe given] 
mm from ue 
for yt. 
[deed]. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Edward Harbison Esa 1 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Gov". & Presid 1 . 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern"'. & Council of Fort 8*. David dated the 
5 th . inst read, as also one from the Dep ty . Govern 1 , dated the 6 th , advising that he had 
receivd a Letter from the Chevalier Hebert Govern r of Pondichery, wherein he tells 
him he had procurd a power from Serope Sing to act as Mediator in a Treaty of 
Accomadation, if we on our part were satisfy'd therewith, and further proposes a 
Cessation of arms. 



The President acquaints the Board that he has likewise rec d . a Letter from the 
Govem r . of Pondichery, with the copyes of Letters from Serope Sing, Laula Beerza, & 
the Buxee, to the said Governour, impowering him to sett a Treaty on foot with us, 
and leaving it wholly to him to make the peace, as he shall see convenient, in order 
to which, he desires a full power may be sent him from hence, and he does not doubt 
but to bring matters to a speedy Accomadation. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 43 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-19- 



This affair being fully considerd and debated, it appears to us to be absolutely appears to be 
necessary that some third person be made use of in this affair, having done as much neoessai/to 
as possible, in the former Treaty to procure a peace, without anybody's else inter- make use of a 

r>. j r ii •/ j person in ys 

posing, but all in vain. affair 

And further since Mons 1 '. Hebert has offerd his Service, & interpos'd to procure & win not be 

the first advances to be made by the enemy towards a peace, we cannot think it prudent or 

would be prudent in us to disoblige him by a refusall, because he always has it in his s * fe to 

power, to mine our affairs by giving assistance to the enemy, w ch . point indeed ought Heberfby a 

to have been well weighd & considerd before we engagd ourselves in this Warr. refaeall. 

Agreed, That we will accept of Mons 1 '. Hebert's offers of mediation. That it be Agreed to 

left to the President to transact this affair with him, acquainting the Board from time mediation & 

to time with what progress is made therein. That M 1 '. Kaworth be impowerd from y e affair to be 

this Board to proceed in the Treaty joyntly with M r . Hebert, as being nearest at p r esidt to 

hand, and having all the originall papers in his Custody, relating to the former t«» n '»«t- that 

Treaty, and lastly, That a proper person be appointed such as M r . -Raworth shall be empowerd 

best approve of, either from hence, or from Fort S'. David, to reside at Pondichery to e P^" ceed in 

with Mr. 



as our Agent, to give us good information of what passes in the Treaty, and com- 
municate our sentiments to M r . Hebert, so that all misunderstandings may be avoided. 



Hebert. 
k 
yt. a proper 
. person be 
appointed to 
reside at 
Pondiobery 
to prevent 
any mis- 
understand- 
ing. 

A Draught of a Letter to the Govern 1 . & Council of Trineombarr was read and Li-e to the 

approv'd, being in answer to what they wrote us concerning M r . Isaac Abendana's coSTo? 

widdow. that pretends to have taken refuge at that place, and is Enterd in the book Trineombarr 

of Letters sent N°. 33. ™ d r *, d . 

A Generall Letter from the President & Council of Bengali dated y e . 18 th Jan ry . Lie from the 

^ ship President was read, acquainting us with the dispatch of ships S*. George & c re8idt i & f 

Sherborne for Europe, w ,h . a very rich Cargoe, and that the AurengZeb will follow Bengu. dated 

in few days fully laden, they likewise advise, that Cap 1 . Francis Seaton is gone home read fad^" 

upon the S*. George pursuant to the Hon'" 6 . Comp^. and our orders, they add, that mViye T18 ' 

they have some hopes of dispatching the Darby in time, to save their passage about sm^ sf ° f 

the Cape, That they want a quantity of Eedwood for the next years Dunnage, and George & 

that they have laden upon this ship President a Cargoe conformable to our directions y^'the™ 6 ' 

as 30" Inv°. inclosed amounting to Six Thousand three hundred ninety eight Rup s . ^arengZeb 

Ca J ° r will speedily 

6 a . follow. & yt 

Capt. Seaton 
went home on 
the former, 
that they are 
in hopes to 
(lispatoh ye 
iiarby that 
they are in 
want of 
redwood 
yt they have 
laden on ye 
Presidt. a 
Cargo amotg. 
to Kb. 6398 : 



41 



Records of Fort !St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12- 



Ship Presi- 
dent ordered 
to \» unladen 
& detain d 
here as long 
as we safely 
oan, in 
hopes of 
Advices 
from ye. 
West Coast. 



11" 

1 2 TH 

13" 



Agreed that all the goods be taken from on board the Presid'. except the 
Saltpetre, and that we doe detain the ship here as long as we can with safety in 
respect to the April Monsoon in hopes of some advices from the West Coast (that 
may reasonably be expected every day) and we may be the better able to give 
directions for the security of that Settlement, when we know what is become of the 
Jane, that is at present a missing ship. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings, 

Bern d : Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep tv . Govern r . & Council of- Fort S'.David, 
and also one to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ", singly both of this days date. 

Ship Jaggernaicalu, M r . Peiree Mast r . arrivd from Ganjam. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S l . David 
of this days date. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Govern T . & Council of Trincombarr of this 
days date. 

Maddapollam Yatch arrivd from Fort S'. David by whom ree d . a Generall Letter 
from the Dep ty . Govern r . dated 11 th inst\ 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Qovern r . & Council of Fort S*. David 
dated the 11 th inst'. 



Saturday 
15™ 



Warehouse- 
keeprs. acet. 
for Pebry. 
read * 
3000 Pags. 
pd. in. 
Land 
Customers 
aoot. for 
Pebry. read. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq,". <Jov e . & 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Henry Davenport Warehouse keep r . 
into Cash Three Thousand Pagodas acco' 



Presid t . 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Bichard Hunt. 

reads that acco'. for last month, 
goods sold. 



and pays 



William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Viz'. 



Choultry Custom 
Eubje brokers ... 
Registering Slaves 



Pag". 206 : 23 : 36 

6: 10: 64 
2 : — : — 

Pag s . 214 : 34 : 20 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 45 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

A Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S*. David and £™ s ty f .To T r!° 

also a Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', both dated the 11 th insfc'. were now read, & Depty. 

acquainting us that they are of opinion the enemy have now rec a . so many defeats, conno* of 

that they will be inclinable to an Accomadation on reasonable terms, They likewise Forts*. 

desire our permission to build an Hospital for the sick and wounded soldiers, for the ye^iithlnstt. 

reasons mentiond in the said Letter, which appear to us to be very sufficient, th3 we read acqutg. 

cannot at present come to a resolution thereupon, till we see whether the treaty of opinionyt. 

peace now in hand will succeed or not. P'/uMT^™* 

bo low that 
they will 
[hea]»rken 
to reasonable 
terms, 
desire 

permission to 
build an 
hospital, woh. 
is thought 
necessary to 
be done, but 
no resolution 
come to. 

Benjamin Russell Writer having been confin'd for giving abusive Language to Mr. Eusael 

the Rounds in the night, and also complaind of by the Warehousekeeper, under whom &foau]tiond 

he hath been employ'd for negligence and remissness in his Duty, was call'd before to good 

the Board and severely reprimanded pursuant to our Masters orders, and acquainted the fatwe, ° r 

that if he does not follow his business, behave himself "regularly and respectfully to (jjj£j5 f 

his superiors, he shall for the next Offence be dismiss'd the service, and sent back Fbeing]s°ent 

for Europe. Pwmej. 

' M r . Thomas Frederick offers a bill of Exchange drawn by MX Philip Noden at Mr.Frederiok 
Metchlepatam for One hundred and ninety Pag s . twenty fanams. of Exohae 01 

from X ° 
Mr. Noden 
for Pa 190. 
20fa. 



Order'd that the Accompt 1 . doe Examine the said M r . Noclens acco ts . and report 



Not to he 



the same to the Board before his bill be accepted. aocepted till 

1 ye. Aooomptt^ 

has examind 

y e - 

Metohlepm. 
aooots. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Sea customer 

flf n n t •' pays into 

acco • Cash 

Pas. 1O0O. 

Order'd that Two Thousand five hundred forty five Pag 3 , nineteen fanams, be Paga. 2646: 
advanc'd Edward Bulkley Paymast r . to defray Charges Garrison. "■ advanod 

Paymaster. 

William Warre Collector of the Quit rents pays into Cash five hundred forty The Collector 
five Pagodas, nineteen fanams, being in part of the remains left by M r . Jennings to J^'pays* 
be collected by him . " into Cash 

Pag«. 546 : 
19: - 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred and sixteen Pagodas, The Arraok 
twenty four fanams on that acco'. bZEcSiF* 

Pags. 316 : 
24: — 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Fi[ve] hundred eighty TheTobaooo 
three Pagodas, twelve fanams on that acco 1 . tannerapa* 

into Cash 
Pags. 683 : 
12:— 

JB.-12 



4b 



Records of lort St. 



The new 
Farmer of ye 
Measuring 
Duty pays 
into Cash 
Pags. 163 : 
24 fa :— 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCS 1711-12- 



Pouncala Kistna new Parmer of the Measuriug Duty pays into Cash One hundred 
Sixty three Pagodas, twenty four fanams on that acco*. from the 12 th Deeemb 1 . to the 
12 th of Feb rv . 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 



15' 



Ship Pattee Roman arrivd a Bengali. 

Ship Ranganaicalu, Yedjula Chitty Tandell arrivd a Ganjam. 

Eee d . by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of 
dated y B . 6 th inst 1 . 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Port S'. 
of this day 8 date. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S c . David 
dated y e . 14 th , as also one from the Dep ty . Govern r . dated the 16 th inst'. 



David 



Tuesday 
18 th 



[Mint] 
aoot. for 



[Store]- 
keeprs. aoot. 
for Febry. 
read. 

Genu h7e 
from 

Visagapm. 
datd. 6th 
inett. read. 



Mr. Fauoetts 
apology for 
yo. damagd 
Ingeram 

cloth. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov". & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. Bernard Benv/on. 
Mess es . Jennings & Hunt Indisposed. 

Edward Harrison Esq r . Mintmaster reads his Mint account for last month. 
Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that aoco'. for last month. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated y e . 6 th inst 1 . 
was read, advising the receipt of Treasure, Lead, and Stores sent them, they likewise 
inform us that they have made a Contract with the Dasheroone Merch ts . for Thirty 
Thousand Pagodas, with their reasons for so doing, also that they have an offer of 
Three Thousand peices of Tzzarees, & Four Thousand of Gingham sheets, they 
acquaint us further that the Merchants demand an Extravagant price for Metchle- 
patam Chay goods, sixty or seventy & Cent more than the former prizes, which 
matters are referrd to a further consideration. 

M r . Thomas Faucet makes his Apology in writing as Enterd in the book of 
Letters receivd N°. 49, for the goods being damag'd which he sent up hither from 
Ingeram in Jan rv . assuring us that no other Conveyance was to be had than an open 
boat. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS 47 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-18- 



Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S 4 . David dated the Genii L~e 

14 th inst*. was read, advising the Death of M>". Henry Cottrell youngest of Council, f ,™ m ty ye ' 

and that the enemy ever since the 8 th inst 4 . have strictly observd the Cessation of Govr. & 

Arms proposed by Mons 1 '. Hebert, likewise a Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . singly Format! ° f 

dated the 1 6 th was read, acquainting us that finding the Coast to be clear, and a fresh David dated 



14th 



southerly wind, he had taken the opportunity to send away forty five bales of <^ att . 
Longcloth and Sallampores, which arrivd safe here this morning. advising 

death & yt. 
the enemy 
Btriotly 
observe the 
cessation of 
arms. 
[Genii] 
Lre from 
ye. Depty. 
Govr. singly 
advising to 
have sent 
45 baleB of 
olotu, whioh 
are safe 
arrivd. 

Agreed that Thomas Woodward Factor be made youngest of Council in the room Mr. wood- 
of Henry Cottrell deceas'd, and that [he] be dispateh'd. away thither by the first con- yrfungmtfai 
venient Opportunity 



iounoil at 
Fort St, 
David. 



William Martin Sea Customer reads that account for last month Viz 4 . Bea Custom 

for last 



read. 



Pag" 


. 5,394 : 


25 


— 


)) 


1641: 


17 


— 


» 


59: 


18 




Pag" 


. 7,095 : 


25 





Custom on goods imported and Exported 
Custom on grain 
Anchorage 



and pays iuto Cash One Thousand Pagodas acco 4 . Sea Custom. Pag*. 1000 

r J ° pi. in on that 

aoeot. 

The Accomptant according to order of last Consultation gives in his report The 
concerning M r . Philip Nodens acco tB . of Expenees &o a at Metchlepatam, which is as g^Bb?*'" 
Enterd after th[is] Consultation. report 

relating to ye, 

Metohlepm. 

Expenoes. 

Ordeb'd that Mess 18 . Frederick and Warre doe peruse the book and acco ts . and Messm. 

lay before the Board an Estimate of a ye[ars] Expence in preserving the Factorys of warlord*. 

Metchlepatam and Maddapollam, as also what orders have been given from England to make an 

relating thereto, at and since the withdrawing [of the] said Factorys, and what has ^ annual] 

been agreed upon in Consultation here. Expenoes of 

° r Metohlepm. 

& Madda- 
pollum, & to 
extraot what 
orders have 
been given 
from 

England & 
made in 
Counoil here 
relating to 
those 
Faotorys. 



48 



Becords of Fori St. George 



Mr. Benyon 
to prooeed to 
Pontiohery & 
Kitte Nanan 
to bo Bent 
with him. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

Agreed that M r . Bernard Benyon be dispatch' d away from Pondichery, as soon 
as we can get a safe conduct for him with proper instructious for concluding a peace 
with Serope Sing, and that Kittee Narran be sent with him, being a very proper 
person to dive into the intentions of the Enemy, and to give M r . Benyon on acco 1 . of 
what passes amongst [them] in their own Language. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Fkederiok. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulklet. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esa E . 

Govern". &o a Council. 
Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Upon Examination of M r . Philip Nodens acco ts . for the months of iSTovemb r ., 
December, and January, I observe the articles thereof to consist in the following 
Particulars. 

Batta paid peons from Bengali and Port S\ George — 

November 4: 10: 1 

December ... ... ... ... ... ... — : 33 : — 

Jan 1 ? 2:3:2 



Amaldar and 2 peons for y e 3 months at Pag 9 . '2 : 24 S^m 
Charges in maintaining a Point whilst the place was beseig'd. 

November ... ... ... ... ... 11 : 33 

Decemher 13:25 

January 6:20:2* 



Deduct what rec d . from the Merch t3 viz 1 — 

November ... ... ...8: 15: — 

December ... ... ... 8 : 15 : — 



Repairs of the Faetorys in Decemb r 

Ground Eent paid for tbe year 1711 ... 

Philip Nodens Salary 3 months 

Sending Musters of goods to M r . Faucet at Ingeram 

Oil & a Parriar for 3 mo 8 at 9 fan 8 



16 : 30 :- 



18: — 

27: — 



83: 11: 3[...] 



Fort S t . George 
18 th March 17H- 

Hon ble S r . &c a . 
Yo r . humble Servant. 
Tho : Frederick. 

Ship Muaureeka Elahee, Fuckeer Mahomud Noquedah arrivd from Bengali. 

Ship Toddington Cap'. Thomas Blow Comm r . arrivd from Bencoolen by whom 
reo d . two General! Letters from y e . Dep ty . Govern r . and Council there, dated y e . 24 th 
& 26 th Jan r *. last. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



49 



EQfLT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

Ship S'. Juan, Sen r . Ignace Coram 1 , arrivd from Manilha. 

Eeoeivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty Govern 1, and Council of Fort S' 



David dated the 17 th inst'. 



At A Consultation 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esa K . Gov". & Presid 1 



Thxjbsday 
20 th . 



William Martin 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



M*. Hunt indispo^d. 

The Longcloth & Sallampores which M 1 . Faucet sent us up from Ingeram being 
brought in from the washers was now view'd, & found to be much better than any 
cloth procureable by our Merchants here or at Fort S\ David at the same price, 
being a well wrought thread close struck, and consequently very substantiall, where- 
fore it is agreed that the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam be forthwith order'd to 
procure as large a quantity of the goods as possible, without hazarding too much 
mony at a time in the Merch ts . hands. 



The damagd 
oloth wch was 
sent us from 
Ingeram by 
Mr. Eauce t 
being come 

washers was 
now viewd, 
and found to 
he a substan- 
tial] well 
wrought 
oloth. 
Agreed to 
write to 
Vizagapm. to 
prooure what 
quantity 
possible of it. 



Bernard Benvon Storekeeper pays into Cash Six hundred Pagodas, on acco'. storekeeper 
Stores sold. SSImop. 

on yt aoot. 

William Jennings , Land Customer pays into Cash Two hundred Pagodas on Land 

that aCCO*. Customer 

pays into 
CaBh 20 OP 
on that acoot 



B.-13 



50 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

Genu.^Letter a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . & Council of York Port by Ship 

Fort data. Toddington dated the 24 th Jan ry . was read, acquainting us with the Death of Anthony 

24 'd Ja d"?in -Ettricke Esq r . Dep ty . Govern 1 , M r . William Douglass one of the Council, & M 1 '. Henry 

the death oi Griffith Accomptant, as also with a List of twenty eight persons dead since our last 

EUrToke Letters ; They advise us likewise that the Thistle worth is ready to be dispatch'd a 

Doughs, full ship for Europe, but not having wherewithall to load the Toddington, is the 

& Griffith. rea80n f sending h[er] hither for stores and orders for their future proceedings, They 

TMstieworth acquaint us further that M 1 '. Ettricke before his Death had suspended two of the 

d" rea t d hd U ' be C° une ^ Mess 1 ' 3 . Thomas Kingsley & Samuell Stotherd, for reasons mentiond upon 

home.hut not their Consultations, wherefore they have thought fit to send them over hither upon 

Loldm "for ^is ship, as also M r . Daniell Evans who being Resident at Manduta Paggar shame- 

th e Toddmg- fully surrenderd it and all the Compa". effects therein to Kajah Sillemon, without 



ton, the}' 
have sent her 
hither for 
orders, 
that Mr. 
Ettricke 
before dy'd he 
did suspend 
MeSBrs. 
Kingsley & 
Stotherd 2 of 
ye Council, 
whom they 
have sent 
hither upon 
ye ship, as 
also 

Mr. Daniel 
Evans 
Resident at 
Manduta for 
shamefully 
resigning ye 
Paggar to 
Rajah 
billenion. 



any manner of resistance tho he bad a sergeant and twenty three men. 



Okder'd that the Sec Ty . do peruse and turn down the severall Consultations, 
down the" 11 " relating to the aforesaid persons, ready to be laid before the Board on Monday next. 



the tSeci'j 
ordrd to turn 



severall 
Consultn 
relating to 
the aforesd. 
persons. 



Lres f. 



Two more Generall Letters by the Elizabeth Gaily & Oxford dated the ult°. 

Decernb r . & 9 th .Tan rv . were read out of their copy being of Letters, the said vessells 

York Fort being gone to Batavia ; the contents being much the same as this ty the Toddington. 

were read, 
being of the 
[Same 
Contents] 
as that by ys 
Ship. 

[We] observe We observe that they have omitted to advise us, what time they can be ready 

[advise"] 6 usf with pepper, for the dispatch of another ship, and what stores they are most in need 
"her^an have °'> w W en are tne tw0 ma i n articles we want to know, nor can we well take any 
another ships resolution till we hear some news of the Jane, and learn what stores she has aboar'd. 

Loading 
[with] 

pepper ready, 
nor what they 
aiein want 



[We] are ^ We are advisd that the Bising Sun had deliverd her Saltpetre and Bed wood., 

and was gone to Batavia for Arrack & provisions. 



-y 

Rising Sun 
Bris^gantine 
is gutio for 
Katavia. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS 51 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARGE 1711-12 

A Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S\ David dated Genu. Lr*e 

17 th . instant read, acquainting us that the enemy had made some incursions into our Sa^/datd! 

bounds, notwithstanding the Cessation of Arms agreed to, bat that they had been [nth] i n8 t. 

repuls'd without doing auy mischief, and M 1 '. Hebert made acquainted, to prevent the uTyuh^' 

like for the future, They add that their Merchants are upon the way to receive their enemy have 

-t) n i 1 1 ii i- u made some 

.broadcloth. mowsioM, 

but have be€ 



E. Harrison. 


without 


Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 


damage, & 
Mr. Hebert 
inform'd of 


W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
[Lacuna]. 


it to prevent 
the like 
again, & yt. 
yr. Merohts. 
[are] on their 


William Warre. 


way hither. 



Dispatch'd %> boat a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . 20 T 

yesterday, & in y e . charge of four peons a box q te . 7580 new Madrass Pag'. 

Ship Johnardum Cap 1 . Herbert Comm 1 '. arrivd from Bengali. 21 * 

Ship Ranganautee Kazabee arrivd from Tenassery. 

Ship Rimaum, Hodjee Abdulla Noquedah arrivd from D°. 

Rec d . a Gen 11 . Letter from y e . Dep ty . Govern 1 , of Fort S\ David dat d . 16 th inst\ 22 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edwabd Haurison Esq, e . Gov". & Presid 1 . Satukday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 22 °- 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

M\ Hunt indisposed. 

General! Letter from the Dep tY . Govern r . of Fort S\ David singly, dated the ° en11 Lre 
18 th was read, advising the present condition of affairs. DepttT' 

Governr. of 
Eorb St. 
David read. 

M r . Bernard Benyons instructions for his conduct during the Treaty at ?**■ Benyons 
Pondichery were read, approv'd, and sign'd, and are as follows. readTprovd 



ind eignd. 



S r . Fort S t . George 22 d . March 1711/12. 

1. You are very well acquainted with what has pass'd at this Board relating to 
the unhappy warr at Fort S'. David since your arrival! as also with what was done in 
the last Treaty, when we endeavourd all in our power to have made a peace upon any 



52 Records of Fori St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 171J-1S- 



reasonable terms, but the demands of the enemy were so extravagant, and they fell so 
often from their words, Avhen we thought we were near attaining our ends, that at 
last we were disappointed, and oblig'd to renew the warr in our own defence, you 
have likewise by your journey to Fort S l . David had an opportunity to see the 
condition of the place, the circumstances our Masters affairs are in, the manner of 
carrying on the warr, and the misfortunes that attend it, and whereas the Chevalier 
Hebert Govern 1 , of Pondichery has kindly offerd his service to mediate a peace, and 
in order thereto has obtaind a Cessation of arms, we have determind to send you to 
reside with him during the Treaty to inform him particularly of all that has pass'd 
on our side during the warr, and to give him all manner of assistance for expediting 
and concluding this affair. 

2. The Treaty is to be carry 'd on by M 1 '. Eaworth, whom we have advis'd of 
your coming down, and therefore you must give him early notice of your arrivall, the 
Gentleman you have to deal with is precise and loves a great deal of respect, you 
know the world too well to let him want it upon this occasion. 

3. In your discourse with M'. Hebert, fail not to lay before bim, that this is a 
case which affects all Europeans as well as ourselves, & if we are forc'd to part with a 
considerable sum of money, it will be a very bad precedent, and he who has his 
dependancys under the Chingee Government, may one day or other be a sharer in the 
bad. consequences of it, this was the reason that induc'd us when Trincombarr was 
beseig'd to send them speedy and effectuall supplys of men and what else they wanted, 
and th6 we have never met with the same generous assistance from our neighbour 
Europeans, we do not repent of what we did because we know it was right in point 
of prudence and policy, and whenever M r . Hebert is in trouble we shall not scruple to 
assist him for the same reasons. 

4 . We should have been glad to end this affair without his assistance to any 
bodv's else, but the Enemy having determind to hearken to no other method, our 
sufferings and damages by the warr are so considerable, that we think we could not 
in prudence refuse Mr. Heberts offers, or any other hon bl °. method to procure a 
peace. 

5. The Enemy will no doubt long before your arrivall have made their demands, 
asserting the injuries we have done them, and loading us with abundance of false 
accusations and calumnies, most of w ch . you are very well able to answer, and dis- 
prove by undeniable testimony, we have given you all the useful papers from hence 
for that purpose, of which you have a List, and you must demand other Originalls 
from M 1 . Raworth, as you find you have occasion for them. 

6. We send Kittee Narran with yon a very usefull person, well skilld in the 
customs of the Country, who has formerly been employ'd in such affairs as these 
with very good success, and we hope will prove as serviceable to you in this, we 
likewise send some small matters for presents as #** List inclosed, to be sprinkled 
amongst Serope Sings Officers, as you find occasion, for the furtherance of your buis- 
nees. 

7. Narran is to insinuate himself into the acquaintance and conversation of the 
persons employ'd by Serope Sing, and to expatiate upon the inconveniencys & 
detriment that this warr has already occasiond to their Masters Country, and that 
they will daily increase if it continues, we are well assur'd that Serope Sing is 
impos'd upon by the Buxee, and others that he employs, who told him we were 
weak, and that they would engage to carry us all to Chingee, if he would let them 
continue the warr, Narran has a large feild to employ his Talent on this subject, and 
with the vehicle of a few small presents we do not doubt but his arguments will 



8. We do not suppose this unhappy warr can ever be ended, without some inony 
given on our side, tho we have some reason to hope by the encouragement the 
Gentlemen of Port S*. David gave us in their Generall Letter, that we may come off 
cheaper, than what we once offer'd them during the last Treaty, which the enemies 
broke off upon their receiving a new reinforcement from Chingee, and since that 



/ iary and Consultation Book, 1712 53 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

time they have made their utmost efforts by attacking our bounds on all sides, for 
several! days successively, but have always been repuls'd with considerable loss, 
which gives us reason to beleive that they are heartily weary of the warr, and will 
be more tractable than they were in the former Treaty. 

9. The great prejudice this warr does to our Investment, the obstruction it is to 
Trade in Generall, the entire loss of our revenues, the scarcity and dearuess of grain, 
the desertion of our Inhabitants, and the insupportable Bxpences we are at, to fortify 
and defend our great Extent of bounds, are the reasons that induce us to seek peace, 
to which we must add one more, the daily dread we are in, lest more of our soldiers 
should follow the ill Examples of those vile wretches that have already deserted to 
the Enemy, for what can be expected from a warr, wherein men of such base princi- 
ples are of necessity to be trusted with our lives and fortunes. 

10. We cannot pretend to limit you to any sum, not having yet rec d . an acco u 
of the enemys demands, but you must be sure to insist upon free passage for our 
Tappy peons, by which means you will always have an answer to what you write us 
in three days. 

11. Whatever sum we part with at last, we expect some Villages near our 
bounds, or priviledges, that will reimburse our Masters in few years, we know very 
well that th6 they may be of no great value to them, we can when in our hands, by 
frugality and good management, make them turn to acco'. 

12. If you find a lucky opportunity to close the Treaty upon pretty good terms, 
and are of opinion that delaying to hear from us may be dangerous, upon communi- 
cating the matter to M 1 '. Eaworth, and obtaining his consent, we permitt you to 
conclude. 

13. M r . Hebert has often in his Letters to the Govern 1 ', insisted upon a full 
power to decide this affair as it were by Arbitration, at the same time protesting that 
he would doe nothing without our consent, but we have not thought fit for many 
weighty reasons to put the matter so intirely into his power, one of which is, that 
we are not thoroughly satisfy 'd of his being hearty to our interest, and another, 
that it looks very strange, a man should press for a full power, and at the same 
time pretend he never intends to use it, matters of this nature are left to be transact- 
ed between the Govern r . & him, and herewith you have such a power as we can 
consent to give, signd by the Govern 1 '., which you must deliver to M r . Hebert upon 
yo r . Arrivall. 

14. You are so fully informd in all points relating to this weighty affair by the 
frequent debates we have had upon the subject, and by yo r . Conversation with 
M r . Eaworth at Fort 8*. David, that we need say no more, but leave the rest to yo r . 
prudence, desiring you will frequently advise us of all occurrences, & take yo r . 
measures joyntly with M 1 . Eaworth, on whose capacity and integrity we have great 
reliance, & God Almighty grant that you may bring this troublesome affair to a 
speedy and happy conclusion, which will be an acceptable peice of service to our 
Hon b1 ': Employers, & in a most particular manner to. 

Yo T . Affect*", freinds & hum ble Serv ts . 
E. Hakrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
William Warre. 

Ship Orandaleek, Aga Ephraim Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. 2 

Ship 8*. Anna Cap'. Marcus Bufkens Comm r . saild for Bengali by whom sent a 
Generall Letter to the President and Council there of yesterdays date. 
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FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12 

*^ ,> • Ship Idaree, Hodjee Salam Noquedah, arriv'd from Tenassery. 

'24 IB . Early this morning M r . Bernard Benyon set out for Pondichery hy whom sent 

a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S\ David as also one to 

the Dep ty . Govern 1, . singly, both dated yesterday. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
24« Edward Harrison Esa\ Gov E . & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M K . Benyon gone for Pondichery, 
M E . Hunt indisposed. 

? enll, Ft L ^ Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S'. David [d d ] : the 

David data ' 20 th inst'. read, acquainting us that notwithstanding the cessation of Arms agreed on, 
ye 'd 2 ° a in ' Stt " ^ ne Enemy had on the 18 th made severall incursions in small partys into our bounds 
yt. ye. en emy at different places, attempting to burn some houses, but were disappointed, that they 
FngT^ee^a- naQ likewise fired upon our Guards, but at so great a distance, that no damage was 
tionof anna, done, this shows what faithless wretches we have to deal with, that we must be well 
seTeraTin- upon our Guard both in warr and peace. 

roadis into oar 
boundB. 

soMiers"* ° nr They advise us likewise that seven of our Soldiers, six Dutch, and one English 

deserted from deserted the 19 th inst'. in the night, and they suppose them to be gone to the Enemies 
ym^ ye. 19th Q am p^ a f ew more SUG \ 1 accidents will p [lace] the enemy in a capacity to ruine our 

affairs. 
TWe £re was Tllis L etter was brought us by three of the Fort S'. David joynt stock 

y e. Fort St. Merchants, who are at last come up hither to dispose of their Broadcloth. 

David 

Merohts. 

pr h o e duees Y the According to the order of this Board of the 20 th inst*. the Sec ly . produces the 

sevii. wt. severall Consultations relating to the suspension of M r . Thomas Kingsley & 

saltations" M 1 '- Samuell Stotherd, in which we observe a great deal of confusion and irregularity, 

reiatg. to ye. the charge against them not being fully made out according to equity and good 



Messrs. conscience, so as to justiiy their suspension. 



Kingsley & 
Stotherd, 
wch. are very 
oonfuBed, and 
the oharge 
not fully 
made out. 

The Ac- Ordered that the Accomptant do peruse the Cash book, Paymasters aceo"., & 

o?de P red to Consultations, and compare them with each other and that he deliver in a report how 

coast hookf* ne ^ n< ^ s tnem to agree, and that he do make what other remarks may be usefull, to 

make his re- set the matter in a true light. 

port, wth. 
what Remarks 
may be ose- 
fall, to olear 
ya. matter. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



55 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711-12- 



Order'd that Mess 1 ' 3 . Thomas Kingsley & Samuel Stotherd have oopys given 
them by the Sec ry . of what is chargd upon them, that they may make their defence 
next Cousultation. 



Order'd that the Aceomptant draw out the Acco*. Salary due to the R\ Hon 1 
Comp' 18 . servants of this place for the last six months. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
[.Lacuna'] 
William Warre. 



The Seory. to 

deliver 

Meeere. 

Kingsley & 

Stotherd 

oopye of their 

ohnrges. 

Aeeot. Salary 
orderd to he 
drawn out. 



Ship Chinnapatam, Sen r . Calacto Comm r . saild for Manilha. 24 th . 

Dispatchd W Tappys a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . dated 25„. 
this day. 

Eeceivd W Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 , of Port 8*. 
David dated 22 d inst 1 . 

Eeceiv'd W Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of 27 th . 
Fort 8*. David dated y e . 24 th inst*. 



At a Consultation 



Present 



Edward Harrison Esq 1 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Gov E . & President. 

Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 



1487 


19 


: — 


394 


12 


: — 


505 


21 


— 


467 


14 


— 


446 


18 


— . 


251. 


28 


— 


102: 


2 


— 


42: 


29 


— 


72 : 





7: 


1 


— 


5: 


5 


— 


— 


25 


— 


116: 


17 


— 


3899: 


11:— 



Thubsday 

27iH 



M K . Benyon at Pondichery. 

I'. Hunt indisposed. 

Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that acco 4 . for last month Viz 1 . 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... ... Pag 

Charges Diet 

Diet & Stores laid in ■•• 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & Repairs 

New hospitall ... ... ... ... ... 

New Guard house 

Charges Extraordinary ... ... ... 

FortS'-.David 

Brass Ordinance ... ... ... ... 

Vizagapatam Factory ... ... ... ... 

Priaman Settlement ... ... ... ,,,. 

Charges Cattle ... ... ... ... 

Pae 



The particulars of the Paymasters Acco'. being inspected into, occasion'd the 
following remarks 



Paymrs, acot. 
for Febrj. 
read. 



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Records of lor t St. George 



Remarks on 
y« Paymrs 



Resolutions 
come to there- 
upon yt no 
buildings or 
repairs be 
begun -with- 
out an order 
of Counoil. 



particular 
building or 
repair be kept 
apart. 

yt ye Aceom- 
pt*. do pre- 
pare a scheme 
forth 
Pay mi'. 

& whereaB she 
oonfus'd 
mixture of 
severall 
things, 
makes the 
article of 
Foitifioitns 
& Repairs 
[look very 
exhorbitant.] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712 

First in the Stewards aeco'. of Expences, there is an article of Firewood laid in 
for the whole season, which amounts to Three hundred & fourteen Pagodas, eight 
fananis, likewise stores sent to Fort S'. David & Charges Extraordinary for prisoners 
to the amount of thirty one Pag\, which sums being deducted from the whole months 
Expence, reduces it to Five hundred twenty nine Pag 9 ., twenty three fanams, and 
sixty cash, from which sum deducting for Liquors expended, which the Cornp". 
us'd to have of their own in store, and allowing for the difference in number of 
covenanted &c :i Servants, and for the Extraordinary dearness of grain at present, the 
Expence will appear to be full as reasonable as in the time of Gov r . Pitt. 

The article of Fortifications and repairs appears to be very Extravagant since 
the New hospitall & New Guard house are eharg'd in articles apart but upon examin- 
ing every particular thoroughly, we find that many things are chargd into that sum 
which ought more properly to be carry'd to other acco ts ., or else 'tis impossible either 
for us here, or our Masters Accomptants in England, ever to understand how or for 
what so much money is Expended, wherefore we have thought fit to come to the 
following resolutions, for reforming the method of keeping the Paymasters acco ts . 

That no buildings or repairs whatsoever be undertaken or begun, without an 
order of this Board. 



That an Acco'. be kept apart of every particular building or repair that the 
whole charge may appear at once to the view both of this Board, and of whomsoever 
shall be appointed to inspect the acco ts . in England. 

That the Accomptant do forthwith prepare a scheme for the Paymaster, in what 
manner the foregoing order may be best comply'd with for his ease in the Generall 
Books. 

And whereas it appears that many things have been confusedly huddled 
together in this Article of Fortifications and Repairs, which makes the sum look very 
Exorbitant, tho the work has been absolutely nece'ssary, and particularly that article 
of Gun carriages, severall of which have been repair'd and many new ones made. 



TheAooott Orber'd that the Accomptant do endeavour to seperate that and other Articles, 

separate ym, an d carry them to such heads as shall be most proper to give a fair view of the 
& carry ym. reasonableness of the Expence. 



Theaooot. According to order of last Consultation the Accomptant delivers in his report, 

his'repOTt 15 relating to the Suspension of Mess rs . Kingsley & Stotherd late of Council at Ben- 
reiating to cool en, which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Messrs. 
Kingsley & 
Stotherd 



Mr. Kingsley 
oalldin, & 
that affair 



Then M r . Thomas Kingsley was calld in, and the affair of his suspension being 
taken into consideration, it appears to us, by the best information we can get from 



the manner 
of his 
euspensn . 



Kingsleys arrivall at Bencoolen f rom England upon the Mead [Frig]gat broke the 
measures which M r . Ettricke the late Dep ty . Govern 1 , [had] conceited for bringing 
M r . Henry Griffith Provis 11 . Accomptant [into] the Council, upon which disapoint- 
ment both Ettricke & Griffith were heard to say [y b ] such a train should be lay'd 
for him, that would infallibly do his buisness, accordingly the day before the Mead 
Friggats dispatch for Europe, the Dep tv . Govern 1 ', sends to demand of Kingsley by 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 57 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712 

the Sec ry . if the copys of his Paymasters acco ts . were ready to be sent home in the 
packet, to which Kingsley answerd, that he had pass'd his Acco ts . regularly in Con- 
sultation, and could very easily have had copys ready if he had known the order in 
time, however he would immediately set about it, and having been but five months 
in the Employ, he did not doubt but to get them done by the next day in the 
evening, and accordingly he immediately went upon them, this was on the Saturday, 
and Sunday morning ten a clock M r . Ettricke sends for him, and demanded if he 
had got the copys of his Acco'. ready, to which he reply'd that he had been hard at 
work ever since the message sent him, that he had gone a great way iheiein, and 
should be able to finish them by ftve a clock in tli9 Evening, upon which 
M r . Ettricke flew into a violent passion, using him very seurrillously, anil immediately . 
call'd a Consultation wherein Kingsley was suspended, without so much as giving 
him a hearing, under pretence of an order made in the time of M r . Jeremiah Harrison, 
that whosoever did not get the copys of their acco ts . ready should be suspended. 

The Gentlemen were not content to rest here, but in the month of Aprill follow- with won y9 
ing, upon pretence of not bearing from Port S'. George which was impossible to be noT content 6 
done in double that time (if thay had advis'd us of the matter, as they did not) they but too ! ? 
took away Kingsley s Diet money, th6 they knew very well he had not wherewithal! mTnyaiso. 16 
to' subsist himself and family. 

After an intervall of ten months between the time of Kingsley's commencing lOmos after 
Paymaster and the 13 th of August 1711, the Accomptant reports that in ballancing hiseomencing 
the Generall books, he finds M r . Thomas Kingsley in his Paymasters acco'. Curr'. for AMompT 
the month of October 1710, debts himself for no more than a thousand Dollars, reports yt h* 
whereas by the Consultations, by the Cash book, and by two receipts it appeard he himself 1000 
rec d . Two Thousand Dollars Vizt the 3 d & 26 th of said month. •*>»»■ u- 

then he reed. 

It seems very strange to us, that this matter which pass'd in October 1710, seems very 
should have lain so long dormant as to August 1711, and the more because M r King- to™^a 
eley passes his paymasters acco\ for the month of October, the 13 th of Novemb r . in matter should 
Consultation as usuall, at which time undoubtedly the Ca9h book & Keceipt book longatime, 
were look'd into, according to custom to check the Paymasters ace 4 . Curr'., so that it *i°'°ksifit 
would have been impossible to have mi«s'd this error of a thousand Dollars, if it had lynegieeted 
not been designedly neglected with a malicious intent. o^t intent™*' 

Furthermore if the books were posted monthly, the Accomptant must have [For] had 
found out, long before it's coming to a ball 8 that Kingsley was debted to Cash Two boo £ 8 bein 
Thousand Dollars in the Cash book, and had only debted himself for One Thousand [posted] 
in his Acco*. Curr*. deliverd in. mturthfie* 

[been] found 
out long 
before. 

Next M r . Samuell Stotherd was call'd in and Examind, but could give us very Mr. Samii 
little insight into this affair, because upon his suspension the Dep ty . Govern 1, . hadseiz'd oau^ r 
upon all his books and papers, never suffering him to look into them, from that very "i^*™!?" 
time, by w ch he is wholly unqualify 'd to make his defance, or to clear the dispute of 9o'vr. having' 
the Thousand Dollars. aUbt books 

& papers oan 
give us no 
insight into 
ys matter. 

We further take notice that Harry Griffith Accomptant was often heard to say, Tis observable 
that if the persons concern'd would give him a gold headed cane he could easily set j^Jf!; "" 
the matter of the Thousand Dollars to rights, and M r . Stotherd affirms that he had .Aooomptwas 
been once oblig'd to pay the said Griffith forty Dollars for rectifying a mistake "ay^Tor^ 
committed by him of a hundred. e old headed 

oaneheoould 
easily set it 
to rights 
Mr. Stotherd 
affirms yt he 
was fore'd to- 
pBy Griffith 
40 Dollrs for 
rectifying a 
mistake of 
100. 

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Records of Fort St. George 



Upon ye 
whole we 
agree wth ye 
Aoeomptt. 
that our 
Mastrs. have 
had no 
wrong done 

v' artiole of 
ye 1000 
Dollrs. 

however ye 
matter to be 
referrd to ye 
1st D. Govr. 
that shall he 
sent to ye 
Wt. Ooaet,for 
a retrospec- 
tion. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCS 1712 

Upon the whole Examination of this matter we find as express'd in our 
Aceomptants report that our Hon ble Masters have had no manner of injustice done 
them, in the charge of the Thousand Dollars, since Stotherd charges himself in August 
with a Thousand more than he receiv'd out of Cash, and Kingsley in October with a 
Thousand less, so that undoubtedly the error happend in the settling the Paymasters 
acco t3 . between them two, when they Exchang'd the employ, and was occasiond by 
their not keeping up to our method here, that every person do ballanee and clear the 
months acco'., before the successor takes the charge upon him. 

Wherefore we do agree that this matter be transmitted by the first Supervizor 
or Dep ty . Govern r . that shall be sent hence to the West Coast, for a retrospection, 
with our animadversions thereupon, that the party's aggreiv'd may have justice done 
them. 



Mr. Stotherd 



[&] Mb 
iBr. demi 



Samuell Stotherd was again call'd in, and ask'd what he had to say in answer to 
the charge against him, for so much saltpetre wanting in the Warehouse, to which 
he reply'd as before, that all his papers having been taken from him, he was never 
suffer'd to have the use of them for his justification, that he had been in the Ware- 
housekeep rs . Employ no longer than about six months, in which time 'twas 
impossible to embezzle so large a quantity, that he beleives the mistake must be in 
the casting up, for after he had given M r . Ettricke in the aoco'. of the weight, 
which he took himself, he would never let him see it again, That those who sus- 
pended him, and charg'd him with this deficiency, knew very well it could not happen 
in his time. That saltpetre was never vendible anywhere upon the West Coast, 
nor was there a possibility of a bag's being shipp'd off without coming to the 
Govern™ knowledge, much less such a quantity as they pretend to be wanting, 
That he desird often to be admitted in Consultation to clear himself of the charge, 
but was always refusd. 



ed as to ye 
deficiency of 
Satt petre 
laid to hie 
oharge, 
to which he 
replys 
that he was 
Warehouse- 
keepr. hut 
about 6 mos. 
in whioh 
time 'twas 
impossible so 
great a 
quantity 
should be 
Expended & 
heleives ye 
mistake may 
■be in oasting 
np 

that those 
who suspend- 
ed him were 
eeneible it 
could not he 
in hie time. 
That Salt- 
petre was 
nevr vendible 
at Bencoolen, 
nor oould a 
hagg be 
oarry'd off 
shore without 
ye Govts. 
knowledge & 
that he often 
desird to be 
admitted in 
Consuln. to 
clear himself 
but was 
refusd. 

°h°i 1 we are Upon the whole to the best of our judgement it is impossible that so large a 

inoiin'd to quantity of saltpetre could be made away with, and we rather incline to beleive that 
iie^u'raoe hlB t ' ie usua ll negligence, which has ever been the bane to the West Coast affairs, has 
has given his given the enemys of this Gentleman an opportunity to show their malice, by suspend- 
SoXS 8 i°g and sending him hither, however. 

to suspend 
him. 

a^ir'aiso y " Agreed that this Affair also be referr'd to a .thorough Examination by the 

be referrd to persons who shall be next sent to settle affairs upon the West Coast. 

a f urthr 
JSwirninatn. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712- 



We cannot but take notice here, that severall Captains who have earry'd over We can't but 
saltpetre upon freight to Bencooien, have often delcar'd the intolerable negligence of Be Vu /capM y ' 
the Comp aB . Servants in taking it ashore, that when the bags have been wett, and ^° ^ aTe 
very much damag'd upon the barr, they have often been thrown into the Warehouse Saltpetre 
among the rest, which must occasion considerable damage, and that they have taken ofte^dedard 
whole Cargoes into their possession by contents, without ever so much as weighing ytya Comja». 
them, which is an insuflerrable practice, against which we shall provide in our next negligent) as 
Generall Letter, as well as we can. topntthewet 

' petre among 

the good, wch 
must 

undoubtedly 
damage it. 

The Warehousekeeper acquainting the Board that there are Three hundred bags £ he Y are - 

. r -i-ii i- -i o ii i housekeepr 

of saltpetre in the Godown, which nave lain undermost tor severall years, and aoqts. ye 
consequently must be considerably wasted, and damag'd by the sweating of those ^° a r r e d a je' 300 
that have lain upon them. bags of petre 

in ye Godown, 
wch has Jain 
there severall 
yearB. 

Okdee'd that they be forthwith deliverd to the Storekeeper to be refin'd for " p ^; t yt it h ^ 

powder. the Store- 

keepr. to 
maky powder. 

Upon debating the present condition of the West Coant as well as we can gather Tbe present 
it from their imperfect Letters, and from the Examination of Cap 4 . Blow and others y e wt. coast 
lately arriv'd from thence, we think it the interest of our Hon b 
the following Resolutions. 



Resolv'd that the Bhip President be sent away with all Expedition laden with That ye 
rice and other stores that are most wanted, particularly Gunpowder of which article, immediatiey 
th6 they say nothing in their Generall Letters, we observe by their aeco 4 of remains, ^? fc away 
if rightly taken, there is little or none left. with Rioe & 

stores 

particularly 

Gunpowder. 

Resolv'd that the Toddington remain here till the latter end of next month, by '^ h ^7 e 
which time if the Jane does not arrive, we shall be oblig'd to send a proper person remai^iere 
from hence, to save that Coast from destruction. till ye latter 

end of next 
month, in 
hopes of ye 
Janes arrival). 

Order' J) that the Accomptant, Warehousekeeper, & William Warre do peruse the The Accomptt 
acco'. of the West Coast remains, and make a proper sortment of goods and stores, to W epr h &°Mr 
be supply'd by this years shipping, out of which they are to abstract a Cargo for the Warre to 
President of such articles as are most wanted. Sortment of 

goods proper 
for ye Wt. 

Coast. 

The Accomptant produces the Acco\ Salary due to the R l . Hon ble . Comp as . T he Ac00t - 
Servants of this place for the last six months amounting to Fourteen hundred & prblned & 
Eighteen Pagodas, twenty two fanams, and five cash. 



Order'd that the same be paid. p ^ d e # ' 



Order'd to be 



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Records of Fori St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712- 



Genii Lies 
from Fort St 
David read 
acqtg us yt. 
ye 7 Desert™, 
had taken 
refuge in y 
Dutch 
Faotorv at 
Porto Novo 
who refus'd 
to deliver ym. 
np, except 
one. 

A Lre to he 
wrote to the 
Govr. & 

Council, of 
Negapm. on 
yt. sabjeot. 
The Ft. St. 
David Lre 
accompanys a 
model! of an 
Hoepitall.wch 
they say they 
can compleat 



fori 
Pags. & it 
being a work 
eo absolutely 
necessary, we 
oan't refuse 
our oonsent to 
it. 

The Merchts. 
produce 2 ps. 
of Long 
oloth, lately 
brot. into 
Town, which 
is so scandnl- 
oosly made, 
yt they 
complain if 
such goods 
are aufferd 
to be brot. in, 
they shall not 
be able to 
mate ye 
Weavre. keep 
near up to 
muster. 
The Ownrs of 
ye cloth 
were sent for 
& acquainted 
that ws find 
ourselves 
obligd to 
prohibit any 
Bueh goods 
from being 
brot. itito 
Town for ye 
future, 
Ordd. yt a 
ps of ed. cloth 
be sent home 
by the 1st 
ship. 

Pags. 1683 : 
12 — advancd 
ye Paymr. 



Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern r . of Fort S\ David dated the 22 d inst', 
and another from him and the Council were now read, acquainting us that the seven 
Deserters had taken refuge in the Dutch Factory at Porto Novo, and were all except 
one refus'd to be deliverd up, on pretence that they are subjects to the states of 
Holland, and Deserters from their Company. 



Agreed that a Letter be wrote to the Govern 1 ', and Council of JSTegapatam, upon 
this subject, a copy of which is Enterd after this Consultatiou. 



The Generall Letter accompanys a Modell for an hospitall for thirty men, which 
they say they can compleat for about a Thousand Pagodas, and it is a work so 
absolutely necessary for the preservation of those poor men, who have been, and may 
hereafter be sick and wounded iu the defence of our Masters Estates, that we cannot 
refuse our consent to so laudable an undertaking. 



The joynt stock Merchants produce to the Board two peices of ord ry . Long cloth 
lately brought into Town by Armenian & Malabarr Merch ts which is so very 
scandalously manufactur'd, tho contracted for at Twenty six Pagodas ^Corge, that 
they complain that if such goods are suffer'd to be brought into Town, they shall 
never be able to make the Weavers keep up anything near to the Company s musters, 
and desire that such methods may be us'd as we think most proper to cure this evill. 



The Merchants that provided this cloth was sent for. and told that notwithstand- 
ing the great scarcity and dearness of cloth at present, we find ourselves under a 
necessity, for the benefit of the Comp 3 - 3 . Investment, to prohibit all such ill wrought 
cloth as this now before us from being brought into Town on any acco'. or pretence 
whatsoever, and that publick notice thereof shall be given according to Custom, that 
none may pretend ignorance. 



Orderd that a peice of this cloth be sent home on the next ship, to justifie our 
proceedings, if the wicked as usuall, should make complaint that we obstruct free 
Trade. 

Ordbr'd that Fifteen hundred Eighty three Pag 6 ., twelve fanams be advanc'd 
Edward Bulkley Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
[Lacuna] 
Hen Davenport. 
\V M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
[Lacuna'] 
William Warrb. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 61 

—FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712 

To the Hon 3115 : Edwaed Bakrison Esq,*. ■ 

&c A Council. 
Hon bie . S\ &o\ 

Pursuant to your order of Council dated the 24 th instant I have perus'd the 
severall aeco ts . reo d . from York Fort in relation to the charge against Mess 1 '". Kingslev 
& Stotherd, and now referr you to the following report. 

The deficiency of one thousand Dollars charg'd them in their Paymasters Acco" 
appears to be the effect of willfull iguorance or malice in the Book keeper, for if he 
had taken the least pains imaginable he might have seen he had no reason to charge 
them as he does, and it will thus appear in their Consultation of the 15 th Aug st . 1710 
it is thus enterd ; M 1 '. Anthony Ettricke Paymaster reads his Acco* 9 . for the mouth of 
July, ballance remaining in his hands p s . 8/8 174: 1L — which he delivers up to M r 
Samuell Stotherd now Paymaster. 

Now M v . Stotherd in his Paymasters Ace 4 , commencing in Aug st . debts himself 
to Cash rec' 1 . of Antbony Ettricke Esq 1 '. Doll rs 2 174 : 11 whereas the Eon ble . Comp as . 
Cash book debts M 1 '. Stotherd only for Doll r3 100U rec d . y e . 17 th , so that it appears 
plain he has debted himself Doll 1 ' 8 . 1000 more than he ree d : in that month, had he 
truly enterd what he receivd the overplus should [have] been carry'd to the month of 
September and then the Paymasters acco'. Cash would have quadrated with the 
Comp as . Acco'. Cash for that month, which charges them with Two Thousand receivd, 
when M r . Kingsley enters no more than One Thousand. 

As to the other charge against M r . Kingsley for Rialls 30[9] 6. — Ry lls fa. Ca. : 
I observe the ball of his Acco'. in Jan rv . to be . . 505 : 1 : 9 

M r . Daniell who succeeds him in the Employ debts himself 
rec tl of M r Kingsley in part of the ballance of his Pay- 
masters acco'. for the month of Jan ry . ... ... ... 185: 7:9 



Remains Doll". ... 319 : 14 : o 

to which he thus answers that being Paymaster part of the month of Feb ry . as appears 
by the Consultation of the IT" d°. when M r . Daniell is made Paymaster, he did pay 
to M 1 . William Dorrill then steward as by two receipts he produces under his hand 
one for Eyales 8/8 213 and the other for Ry 113 . 8/8 100, both amo'. to Ry lls : 313—', 
upon the delivering up of his Employ to M 1 '. Daniell, he intreated him as customary 
to allow the same in Aeco*., but he would not, & in his months acco'. only charges 
what he himself had expended upon aeco'. Charges Diet amo' B to Ry lls . 213 — ", whereas 
the Comp as . ought to be charg'd with both sums, and it is to be observ'd by the 
Paymasters acco ls . that the Comp" 3 . ace*. Charges Diet, comes to about Ry" 3 . 400 one 
month with another, and they charg'd in the month of Feb rv only Ry lls . 213 — ,so that 
in my opinion the Ry ,ls . 313 — M 1 '. Kingsley did pay M 1 '. Dorrill steward ought to be 
allow'd him, but then it will appear that mouths Expences allowing both Aeco'*. 
amo". to Doll 1 ". 52b' — which is upwards of 100 more than usuall, upon enquiry into 
this I note M r . Daniell charges Diet mony paid to severall persons Doll rB . 110 — con- 
cerning which M r . Kingsley declares to remember, when his Dyet money, part of that 
charge, was sent him, he declin'd taking it unless it was for the mouth of March, he 
having before rec d . for the month of Feb 1 ' 5 " of M r . Dorrill, and which mistake might 
happen by M 1 . [[Dorri]lls] being carry'd away by a Portugueze ship, and M r . 
[Daniell] not knowing what he had pay'd. 

The charge against M r . Samuell Stother'd according to the Acco'. remains he 
took appears to be true and I cannot see by the acco'. sent, but that he is justly 
charg'd with a deficiency in the salt petre, but therein is a small error viz'. — 

CA. MD. LB. 

The aeo 1 . remains was 1152:5:20 

Sent aboard the Mead Friggat 58l : 3 : — 

Remains ... 571 : 2 .- 20 
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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712- 



M'. John Hunter Warehousekeeper as & his acco r . rec d . Q 1613 : 2 : 22 at 
600 lb . ^ Ca. is $g : m s d - : & rem a . * : m £ : ^ whereas they charge Ca. 205 : 3 : 21 diff. : 
Ca. 2:4 : 20 ; I cannot give yo r . Uon r . &c. :i a more perfect acco*. of this affair, unless 
I had the Generall books to peruse the aoco'. of Saltpetre, when I might see how 
nmeh ought to stand on the ballance, if they had follow'd their good orders made in 
relation to Acco ts ., and which were before the Errors happend, these mistakes could 
not arose, the first of which is ttnterd at length in their Consultation of the 18 th 
Aug st . 1710, where are full directions concerning the taking of remains in their 
severall Employs, and that the Accomptaut do adjust the same with the books, and 
give them a certificate thereof. 

' The second is the 18 th Decemb r . 1710 Viz. Orderd that all monthly Acco ls . be 
transmitted to the Accomptants Office, and perus'd by the Accomptant before they 
are brought into Consultation, and if agree with the Generall books he is to certify 
the same. 

I am very much of opinion by the barbarous treatment these Gentlemen mett 
with in the article of the Thousand Dollars, that the last has not been truly examind, 
for upon enquiry I find that salt petre is not vendible at Bencooien, and it is morally 
impossible for M r Stotherd to have mov'd it out of the Warehouse without being 
discoverd. 

It is observable in their Paymasters Acco ts . thence, they do not set down the 
true day of the month they receive money out of the Cash, and that when any person 
delivers up his Employ to another, the former transferrs his ball to the latter, 
whereas it's better every persons cleard his Acco ts . apart, according to the method of 
Port S*. George I am 
Fort S 1 . George 28 th March 1712. Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Yo r . most humble Serv'. 

Tho : Frederick. 
To the Hon blb . Daniel Bernard 

Director on the Coast of Choromandell 
for Affairs of the E t . Hon el \ Netherlands 
East Ikdia Comp a . & Govern* : of Nega- 
pat m . &c\ Council. 

Hon b,e . S r . &c a . 

It is now some months agoe since Govern 1, . Harrison wrote to Govern 1 ". Bernard 
by way of Pullicat what news he had concerning the French ships then on the 
Malabarr Coast, but he has not to this day been favour'd with any answer. 

Yo r . Hon r . & the Council cannot but know the long & expensive warr we have 
been engag'd in to defend our rights and priviledges against the forces of Chingee, 
in which it has pleas'd God Almighty so farr to bless our just cause with success, 
that the enemy have been often repuls'd in their attacks upon our bounds with 
considerable Loss. 

We might have hop'd considering the strict and firm Alliance between our two 
Nations in Europe that you would rather have assisted us in so just a cause as this, 
wherein indeed all Europeans, are more or less concern'd, but to our great amaze- 
ment we find that severall of our soldiers who have deserted us in time of our 
necessity have been detaind in Porto Novo, and refus'd to be deliverd up ou 
pretence that they are subjects to the states of Holland, or servant* to the Nether- 
lands Company, if they could be prov'd to be y e Comp as servants we should have 
little to say, but that we were utterly ignorant of their being, or of their ever having 
been in your service, but of the last seven who deserted us the 19 th of March, we 
are very well assur'd six of them are not Hollanders, and therefore we hope you will 
do us so much justice as to return them to Fort S*. David, from whence they deserted, 
as we have done, and shall always doe in such like cases, on the usuall terms, that 
have been praeticd upon this Coast for many years. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 63 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MABCH 1712 



We insist the more on this matter because if all the Foreigners in our service 
should be eneourag'd by the protection you give these Deserters, to follow their 
Example, in hopes they shall also be protected because they are not English, we 
may be redue'd to great Extremitys by the enemy, and shall be oblig'd for our own 
justification to represent the hardship of our case to Europe, (tho with great 
unwillingness) because at a time that our lives & fortunes are mutually engag'd for 
the Liberty of Europe, we would gladly do all in our power to preserve a perfect 
good uuderstandiug in these parts, to show our love and zeal for the common cause. 

You will please to excuse what may be amiss in the stile of this Letter, which 
we write in Dutch as well as we eau, because you formerly desird it, as having no- 
body skilld in the English or Trench Lauguages ; we hope you wiil not deny our 
reasonable request, and we have all the inclination in the world to continue. 

Port S\ George 26 th March 17i2. Hon ble : &c a . 

Yo 1 '. most affect' 6 , freinds & hum ble Serv ts . 
E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Bicharo Hunt. 

Ship Messiah, Lewis Madera Comm 1 '. arriv'd from China. 28 1 

Ship Durrea Doulet, Cojah Nassaree Noquedah, arrivd from Pegue. 

Briggantine S l . David arriv'd from Fort S'. David, by whom rec d . a Generall 
Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 '. & Council there dated y e 25 th inst'. 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M r . Bern d . Benyon at Pondichery dated the 30 T 
27 th inst 4 . 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esg\ Gov". & President 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
M". Benyon at Pondichery, M E . Hunt 



Monday 
31". 



Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1- . & Council of Fort S l . David dated the n 
25 th instant read, again representing the great necessity they lye under to have a from st. W 
convenient Hospitall without the Fort Dav » d dated 

1 25th iriBtt. 

read acqtg. 
Ufl of ye great 
neoessity of 
an Hospitall 



u 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1712- 



Porto Novo 
have agreed 
to deliver up 

5 of ya 
Deserters. 

Messrs, 
Frederick & 
Warre's 
report of 
Metehlepatiu . 

6 Madda- 
pollam deld. 
in, ye conside- 
ration of 
which is 
deferrd. 

Genii. Lre 
from Mi'. 
Benyon it 
Pontichery 
datd. 27th 
instt read, 
acqtg. ub that 
he finds Mr. 
Hehert to be 
entirely in 
our interest 



That the Cheif & Council of the Dutch at Porto Novo have agreed to deliver up 
five of the seven Deserters, but refuse the other two as being Hollanders. 



According to order of Consultation dated the 18 th inst'. Mess'". Frederick & 
Warre deliver in their report concerning the Metchlepatam and Maddapollam 
Factorys, the consideration of which is deferrd till next Consultation. 



A Generall Letter from M 1 . Bernard Benyon residing at Pontichery dated the 
27 th inst'. was read, as also a copy of his Letter to M 1 '. Baworth, relating to the 
Treaty in hand, the purport of the said Letters is that he finds M 1 . Hebert very 
industrious to promote a peace, and beleivee him to be very much in our Interest. 



that he is in 
hopes of 
bringing 
matters to an 
acoomada- 
tion. 

all Lres yt 
pass during 
ys Treaty to 
be kept in a 
book apart. 
HeSBis. 
Frederick, 
Davenport 
& Warre 
deliver in a 
Sortrac for 
the West 
Coast. 

out of whioh 
to proportion 
a cargo for 
ship Presidi. 



3 1st 



Apkil. 



That the enemy have not yet made any demands, but he has great hope[V] of 
bringing matters to an accomadation. 



Orderd that what Letters pass to & fro during this Treaty be enterd in a book 
apart, to be sent home by the next ship to our Hon ble . Masters. 

Pursuant to an order of last Consultation, Mess". Frederick, Davenport & "Warre 
deliver in a sortment of stores, and provisions, necessary to be sent to the West 
Coast. 



Orderd that out of the said sortment, they do proportion out a Cargo for the 
ship President, of rice, gunpowder, & other things most wanted, according to the 
quantity the Captain says he can take in. 

E. Hakrison. 
[Lacuna] 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw". Bulklev. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to M r . Bem d . Benyon at Pondichery of this days 
date. 

Ship Careim, Mahcmuddoo Nbquedah arrivd frem Acheen. 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M 1 '. Bern d . Benyon at Pondichery dated the 
30 th past. 

Ship Meera Bux, Ramadooso Noquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 
Sloop Good Hope, Benj" Henning Mast T . arrivd from Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1712 65 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 IS 

At a Consultation 

Present Thursday 

Edwabd Harrison Esa K . Gov". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bolkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M E . Benyon at Pondichery, M\ Hunt indisposed. 

The Paymaster produces an acco'. of three months wages to be imprested to the three months 
Presidents ships Company for this Voyage to the West Coast. to^tedto 

the Preeidts. 
Ships Comp». 

Agreed that the same be advanc'd. 

Ordered that Simon Vassy Topass soldier who has lost his legg in the Port a Gunner 
8'. David service, be entertaind in the Gunroom crew. entertain . 

The petition of John Knapton (sometime schoolmaster of this place) was read, John 
desiring to be entertaind a Writer for the West Coast, which is agreed to, and that ^"ertaind 
he be sent on the President. a writer for 

ye West 
Coaet. 

Francisco da Sylva petitions against the Padre's of the Portugueze Church, for Petition of 
seizing and taking into their possession the effects of his deeeasd sister, to whom he a^agrt.™ 
is heir, and forcibly detaining them from him. Portugueze 

Padres read 
&he 

Ordered that the said Francisco da Svlva do attend with his witnesses next Ordd to 
Consultation. %£££* 

Consults. 

Cap'. Blow Comm 1 '. of the Toddington being seat for was examin'd concerning Capt. Blow 
the present condition of affairs upon the West Coast, & particularly how rice and other S*d »e wa8 
provisions came to be so excessive dear, he acquaints us that he was inform'd reason of y e 
Mess 18 . Ant. Ettricke late Dep ty . Govern r & Henry Griffith had ingross'd all the SoTon 7 ^ 
salt upon that Coast into their hands, and rais'd it to such an Extravagant price, Weet Coast, 
that the Natives would not bring down grain as usuall to Exchange for it, but had was° informed 
fouDd out means thro necessity to make salt ponds amongst themselves. ? f tit 1 ^ asby 

Ettricke & 
Griffiths 

engrossing of 
salt. 

He was likewise interrogated concerning a Pangran that is detaind prisoner in he was also 
York Fort, as we hear, tho no mention is made of it in the Generall Letters, but by ^ " ond 
what we find Enterd upon their Consultations, we suppose him to be Pangran Pangran 
Jangalloo, of whom Cap 1 . Blow gives the following acco'. hearts" 6 

detaind 
prisoner att 
York Fort. 

That he was intic'd into the Fort with his followers, and there seizd upon by Capt. Blows 
M r . Ettrickes order, in the doing of which, resistance being made severall persons S^t 5 " 3 
were slain ; That he had been in custody a great many months, but he never heard Pangran 
any crime of moment laid to his charge, That the present Dep ty . Govern r & Council Jan s allo °- 
had orderd him to get his boat ready ashore, to bring the said Pangran off, and 
transport him hither, That his boat tended a whole day for the aforesaid purpose, but 
afterwards they alterd their minds, resolving not to send him, & gave for a reason 
that they knew not what to accuse him of, or what charge to send hither against him, 
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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APB.IL 1712- 



abilitys of 
those already 
there. 



Cap'. Blow further declares to have heard them say, they had now kept him so long a 

prisoner, that they were afraid to discharge him, by what we can gather out of their 

Consultations, this Pangran Jangalloo governs a place call'd Doosau Jaugalloo of 

considerable consequence near Sillabarr, which produces quantitys of pepper, grain, 

and serviceable Timber. 

TheGentn Observing in the Generall Letters rec d . from the West Coast great complaints 

Te™ P m"oh S f° r want °f writing assistance, which they make use of to excuse themselves from 

lor want of sending their Generall books & other necessary books & papers, Cap'. Blows opinion 

aeeTfitarfee at waB desird concerning the abilitys of the Factors & "Writers upon that service, that is 

y e West to say, according to the Generall vogue, and his own observation, and a List being read 

Blow Wng P ' to him which came by this last Packet, he [an]swerd to every person in particular, 

>' 8 as he had heard them describd by the present Dep ty . Govern 1, & Council, by which 

acco'. we find it will be absolutely necessary to send three or four good hands from 

hence, who are skilld in acco ts . if procureable, or else thr6 mortality and the incapa- 

we find it to city of severall now upon that service, in very little time more they will run behind 

neo^siry'to 7 h an( i w i tn their acco ts ., and fall into their old abominable method of plundering the 

send 3 or i Comp a * Estate which can never be detected, unless the books and aeco t9 . are duely 

good hands i , 
frum hence ke P l U P' 

~ A Generall Letter from M 1 ' Bern d Benyon at Pondiohery dated y e 30 th past, and 

from Mr another of the 3 I st were now read, acquainting us that he has some hopes of bringing 

Pontiorrfr matters to an accomadation, at or about the terms agreed to in the former Treaty. 

datd. 30th & 
31»t past read, 
advising yt 
lie has hopes 
of making up 
matters abot. 
ye terms 
formerly 
agreed on. 

Aooot. cash The President reads his ace 1 , of the R'. Hon bIe . Comp a3 Cash for last month the 

read 1 " 011 Da tK being Twenty one Thousand fifty three Pag 3 , thirty one fanams, & one cash. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw b . Bulkley. 

W*. Jennings. 

William Warre. 

3 d By severall letters from Lahore, where the Court now is, to the Diamond 

mines, and from thence conveyd hither to the most considerable of our Guzzarat 
Merch ts we have advice of King Shaalems death, and that his four sons who were 
present at his decease, are since seperated to make preparations for disputiug the 
Empire. 

Ship Jaffer, Aga Careim Noquedah, arrivd from Bengali. 

Sloop Salamutt Ruzzoo, Bauker Beeg Noquedah arrivd from Quedah. 

Ship Idaree saild for Fort S' David. 

Ship S ta . Cruz arrivd from Manilha. 
4th Rec d . a Generall Letter by Tappys from M r Bern d Benyon at Pontichery dated 

the 2 d inst'. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1, & Council of Fort S* 
David of this days date, and under cover thereof letters of advice to be lodg'd at 
Negapatam & Trincombarr for the Supra Cargoes and Command", of any English 
ships that shall touch there of the same date. 
g TH Ship Hussein, Aukala Narran Serang, arrivd from Wantaura. 

Ship Ranganaicalu saild for Conimeer. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 67 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 



Dispatchd by Pattamars overland a Generall Letter to the Generall & Council 
of Bombay dated yesterday, as also one of the same date to the President & Council 
at Surat. 



6tb 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Habrison Esq,\ Govr\ & Prksid 1 . Monday 

7th 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Marti;*. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M*. Benyon at Ponticheru, M K . Hunt indisposed. 
William Warre for Bernard Benyon Storekeeper pays into Cash Nine hundred s ^° r 8 e ^to r " 

Pagodas acCO 1 Stores Sold. Cash nine 

hundred 
Pags. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pas; 8 on that ^a Customer 

t x " ° pays into 

RCCO . Gash one 

Thousand 
Pag*. 

Cap' Thomas Blow Comm clr . of the Toddingtou gives in a request, desiring his ^ B]o " 
Charterparty mony may be paid him, which is as Enterd after this Consultation. charfc party 

mony. 

Orderd that the same be paid. which is 

orderd to be 
pd. 

A Generall Letter from M 1 '. Bernard Benyon at Pontichery dated y 8 2 d inst'. Genii. Lre 
was read, as also copys of his Letters to M r . Raworth of the 1 st & 4 th ; and a Bertyorfdatd 
Memoriall deliverd M 1 '. Hebert dated the 3 d , which are Enterd in a book kept for ye2dinstt. 

thar nnrnnw wtli oopys of 

mar, purpose. B6tU paper8 

read. 

The foregoing Letters & papers brought on a debate concerning our present which 
circumstances at Port S l David, and the Treaty now afoot. debate ht ° na 

ooncerning ye 

present 

oiroumstances 

The news of King Shaaleois death being daily conflrmd, we rind the neigh- K. Shaaiems 
bouring Countrys round about us under great apprehensions, all the Polligars having ^ i a 1 y h on- ng 
long waited this opportunity to set up for themselves, and assert their ancient rights firmdputsyo 
and priviledges, and our Duan who is at present suba of these parts, beiug march'd oo e untrv 3 unng 
away towards the Tanj ore Country to raise mony, which is what he cheifly minds, under great 
and neglects the wellfare aud security of the Government comitted to his charge, & P yeVuan° n8 
we have just reason to fear advantages will be taken of his absence by the petty £ ein ? s° ne t0 
Govern 1 ' 8 , to the prejudice of Trade and our Investments, and severall considerable raTsTmony, 
persons inhabitants of Arcot, and other neighbouring places inland, have within these ' a ^ s P™ bable 
few days past, sent considerable sums of mony to be lodgd here for security against may be taken 
the expected troubles, wherefore it behoves us to put ourselves into as good a posture of 
of defence as we can, for the security of our Masters Estates, our own Inhabitants 



& conside- 
rable sums of 



and all such as shall have recourse to our protection. mon y having 

L been sent out 

of the 
Country 
hither for 
security, 
it behoves us 
to put our- 
selves in as 
good a 
posture of 
aef enoe as 
possible. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712- 



We did hope 
to have had 
Letti'". from 
Zulphaber 
Cawne, wch 
would have 
been usefull 
in ending the 
warr but now 
nothing will 
be minded 
till ye Succes- 
sion is 
determind 
by wch the 
Rajahs will 
be left at 
liberty to do 
what mischeif 
they please. 



all i 



hest 



Ft St David, 
so that in 
case of an 
Enemys 
approach we 
shall be forc'd 
to draw from 
thence. 

r Ft fit David 
stands us in 
between i & 
5000 Pags. 
monthly & no 
revenues to 
be expected 
whilst ye 
warr conti- 
nnes. 

We have 
been forc'd t< 
supply them 
with grain 
from hence, 
whioh has 



We were in hopes in very little time to have rec d . Letters from Zulphaker 
Cawne in our favour, which would have been of use towards determining the warr 
with Serope Sing, but since this alteration of the Government has happend, nothing 
will be minded but the affair of the succession till that is determin'd, so that all 
the petty Rajahs & Govern 1 ' 3 , will be at liberty to do as much mischeif as they please, 
by ravaging and plundering all they can lay their hands on. 



All our best men are employ 'd iu the Fort 8 l David warr, and what we have 
here, are mostly old superannuated Europeans, boys, and Topasses, so that if any 
Enemy approaches these parts, we shall be under a necessity of drawing men from 
Fort 8' David which would infallibly put the enemy in possession of our bounds. 



Fort S'. David now stands us in between Four & Five Thousand Pag 3 , monthly, 
and no revenues coming in, nor can any be receiv'd as long as the warr continues. 



No grain can come into our bounds by land because they are surrounded by the 
enemy, and we have now been forc'd to supply them wholly from hence ever since 
August last, which has very near occasiond a famine, and still keeps up the price so 
high that the poor are hardly able to subsist. 



The Investment made at Fort S* David in Septemb 1 last, should have been 
but is not to this day much more than half brought in, because 



ye invest in t , 

at Ft. tit. , . 

David should compleated m feb 

com leated in °^ * e difficultys and impediments daily occasiond by the warr, and all the Merchants 

Kebrybutis under our protection declare, they shall be utterly ruind if the warr continues. 

not yet £ brot 
in, beca.use of 
ye diffioultys 
occasiond 



the watr 



On the whole 
tie agreed yt 



do write 
Mr Benyon to 
clap up a 
peaoe, if 
possible at or 
abot the 
terms offerd 
ym in ye 
former 
Treaty . 

The Secry. to 
send oopy of 
Franci600 da 
Sylvas peti- 
tion to ye 
Portuguete 
Padres 
& require 
their ansr. 



Agreed in consideration of the foregoing premises that we do write M 1 ' Benvon 
to clap up a peace, if possible to be procur'd att or abo 1 the sum offerd them in the 
former Treaty, M 1 ' Eaworth & his Council having given it under their hands that it 
can never be had cheaper which is also M 1 '. Benyons opinion, upon what he has 
observed since his Arrivall at Fonticherv. 



Okdekd that the Secretary do send a copy of the Petition deliverd in last Con- 
sultation against the Padry's of the Portugueze Church and that they be required to 
give in their answer next Consultation. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 69 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 

Mes8 r3 . Frederick & Warre their report made in Consultation of the 31 st . ult° Meesrs. 
concerning the Factorys of Metchlepatarn & MaddapoHarn was taken into considera- wane's & 
tion, and the several! paragraphs in the General! Letters to and from England J? p t or ^, of . 
perus'd, relating to the said Factorys, that have pass'd since the Union of the two MadfepoSm 

fV.mT\as oonnider'd, & 

^ 0tD P ' ye paras of 

letters to & 
from England 
relating 
thereto 
perued. 

Ageeed that a Letter be wrote M r . Philip Noden to know the true condition of ALretooe 
the said Factorys, the lowest the Expenee can be reduc'd to, and whether he cannot Noden on ye 
find out means to dispose of them. Subject. 

E. Harbison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen: Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esq/. 

Presd 1 . & Gov E . of Fort S t . George &e A . Council. 

Hon ble . S\ &o\ 

Whereas in the Charterparty indented between the E'. Hon ble . Comp a & the 
Owners of ship Toddington, there is a clause reserving to the Commander of said 
ship liberty to receive out of the Comp as . Cash in India, the sum of Three hundred 
Dollars, for every hundred [tuns] she is let out for, provided she shall be detaind 
in India after the 31 st Jan ry 1711, which time being Expired & having Occasion for 
such a sum for the service of the ship, humbly desire yo r Hon r . &c a would please to 
order the [payment] of the same to 

[H onble .S r ] &c a Yo r most humble Serv 1 . 
Thomas [Blow]. 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to M 1 '. Bernard Benyon at Poutichery of this days 
date. 

The Mary Briggantine M r . Spence Mast r . arrivd from Bengali. 



Ar a Consultation 
Present 



Wednbs- 
Edward Harrison Esq". Gov*. & Presid 7 . day 9" 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bdlkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontichery, M s . Hunt Indisposed. 

A Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of York Fort read and Gen " Lre •» 
approv'd. £*£"» 

approv'd. 

John Knapton entertaind Writer for the West Coast requests that half a years John Knapton 
salary may be advancd him according to Custom, to equip him for his Voyage. yearasailrj 

may be 
advanod him, 
-D-18 



70 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 

' whio] l i9 Agreed that the same be alio w'd him, and that it be mentiond in the Generall 

Letter in order to be deducted out of his growing salary. 
Land Cufltomr William Jennings Land Customer reads his Land Custom acco'. for last month 

reads his . t " 

aooot. for last VIZ . 

«">■ Choultry Custom Pag* 370: 21: 23 

Rubye brokers 20: 7: 7 

Registering slaves ... ... ... ... ... 2: 32: — 

Pag s . 393: 24: 30 
pays into cash an d pays into Cash Three hundred Pagodas on that acco'. 

300 Pags. ^ J to 

Mnetrs. of The Warehousekeeper produces a Muster of the wheat that came from Bengali 

produod7 Sa on ship President, which is old and damagd, eaten by the wivell, rotten, and full 
wUoh is ?ery f (Ji r t and stones. 

much 
damagd. 

Ordd. to be Orderd that it be put up at Publiek Outcry, and sold for the most can be gott. 

cr y- There being severall Criminalls upon the Choultry some of whom deserve 

hanging. 
twoCrimi- Orderd that two of them be shipd upon the President, and sent to the West 

Jorye°w£ Coast to work for life. 
Coa8t - E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W H . Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley/. 
W*. Jennings. 
William Warre. 
9 th Ship S l . Thoma arrivd from Pontichery. 

Ship Shaalem Cap'. Dawes arrivd from Persia but last from Fort S l . David, by 
wbom rec d . a Generall Letter from y e Dep ty . Govern r . dated the 3 d & another from 
him & Council dated the 4 th inst'. 

Ship Jaggernaicalu, Grua Tandell arrivd from Ganjatn. 
Briggantine S*. David arrivd from Fort S*. David. 



Thursday At a Consultation 

10 th 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq". Gov". & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M\ Ben yon at Pontichery, M E . Hunt Indisposed. 

Addition to An addition to the West Coast Letter, was read, and approv'd, and the 

l^dTye letter was sign'd. 

fid. Lre 

sign'd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 71 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APIRL 1713 

A Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', of Fort S'. David dated the 3 d iust'. ^"^res 
was read, and another from the Dep' y . Govern 1 '. & Council dated the 4 th ., acquainting Da™id dated 
us with the progress of the Treaty, also that the Dutch hud returnd us five of our ^ 4 ^\ n9tt ' 
Deserters, detaining only two of their own Countrymen, who had formerly deserted uayty 
from them, and were under condemnation for murther and other Villainys. retarnd uIV 

5 DeBerters. 

They acquaint us further that Cap*. Edmund Howson having very much fcy'they 

misbehavd himself, they have sent him up hither by the ship Shaalem, as a person capt Howson 

whom they can no way rely upon in time of service. havin th< ve^ e 

E. Harrison. muohmls- 17 

behavd him- 

Tho : Frederick. sen. 

Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 

Edw d . BuLKLEY. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Ship Conjaveram, Cap*. Delaforce Comm r . arrivd from Tonqueen. 10 th 

Ship Ramaprasaudum arrivd from Fort S'. David. 
Ship Elahee, Aga Ephraim Noquedah, arrivd from Pegue. 

Ship Leopard, Cap'. Veal Comin 1 . arriv'd from Surat, by whom rec d . a Generall 11' 

Letter from M 1 '. Proby & Council there dated the 15 th March last. 

Ship S'. Andrew, Cap'. Greenhaugh Comand 1 '., arrivd from Bengali by whom 
ree d . a Generall Letter from the President & Council there dated y e 24 th last Feb ry . 

Ship Darby Cap 1 . Thomas Wooton Comm r . arrivd from Bengali by whom rec d . 
the following Generall Letters Viz*. 

From y e President & Council dated p mo March, w' h copy of a Letter dated y" 
28 th Feb ry . sent overland, the Originall of which is not yet come to hand. 
From M 1 '. Wili m . Lloy'd dated 6 ,h past month. 
From M r . John Deane dated ty m0 . d°. 
Ship Edward & Francis, George Williams Mast r . arrivd from Ganjam. 
Beceivd a Generall Letter from the Govern 1 ". & Council of Trincombarr dated 
the 16 th inst'. S.N. 

Receivd a General Letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council of Negapatain dated 
18 th inst*. S.N. 

Bec d . two Generall Letters viz', from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort 8'. 
David, & from M r . Benyon at Pontichery both dated y e 10 th inst'- 12 th 



At a Consultation 

Present Satubday 

Edward Harrison Esq". Gov". & Presid 1 . 12rH 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bdlkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
M E . Benyon at Pontichery, M\ Hunt Indisposd. 
The following Generall Letters rpc d . were now read Viz'. 
From the Presid'. & Council in Beng u . dat d . ye 24 th Feb™ last. 

From Ditto dated <$■ mo . last month with a copy of a Letter of the 28 th Feb^ sent over- 8everaUGen«. 
land, the Originall of which is not yet come to hand. rail Letten 



72 



Records of Fort St. George 



Storekeeprs 
acot. for last 
mo. read 
Fort St. 
David bills 
amotg. to 
Paga. 416 
agreed to be 
pd. 



Mnstrs. of 
chay goods 
produod by y° 
Merohts. 

The Ware- 
housekeepr to 
compare them 
with the old 
Mustrs. & lay 
ym before us 
next Oon- 
Bulta. 

John Morgan 
& Cornelius 
Moll Writers 
reprimanded 
for their dis- 
orderly be- 
haviour. 
& 
to be sent 
home for y 8 
next offence. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 

From M r . Will™. Lloyd dated 6 th past month. 

From M 1 '. John Deane dated 1 st d°. 

From y° DepW Gov. & Council of Fort S fc , David dat d . 8 th inst 1 . 

From Ditto dated 10 th d . 

From the Govern r & Council of Trincombarr in answer to ours relating to M rs . Abendana 
dated 16* S.N. 

From M r . Benyon at Pontiohery dated 10 th d . 

From the Govern 1 ' & Council of Negapatam in answer to ours about the Deserters dated 
13 th d°. 8.N. 

From the Presid'. [a Jeiv words lost] & a private letter from M 1 ' John Hunter at 
Bencoolen to the President dat d . y e 23 d Jan 1 ?, and another of no date, giving an aeco 1 . of severall 
abuses there. 

"William Warre for Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that aeco'. for last 
month. 

The following bills drawn upon us by the Dep ty . Gov r . & Council of Fort S'. 
David, in their Generall Letter of the 8 th inst 1 . accepted and orderd to be paid. 
To M 1- . Edward Bnlkley One hundred Pagodas. 
To Cap 1 . Hercules Courtney Two hundred & fifty Pagodas. 
To MX Abel Langeleir Sixty six Pagodas. 

The joynt stock Merchants produce Musters of severall sorts of Chay goods 
made here. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeeper do compare them with the old musters in his 
and that they be laid before the Board in next Consult 11 . 



John Morgan & Cornelius Moll Writers having been severall days under close 
confinement, for keeping ill hours in the black Town and climbing over the Battery 
walls next the sea at midnight, were sent for, and severely reprimanded, the Presi- 
dent acquaintiug them, that pursuant to the Hon ble . Comp as . orders, they should 
infallibly be dismist, and sent home for the next offence. 



The Ownrs. of 
ye St. Andrew 
allow "d to un- 
lade their 
goods, paying 
custom for 
what they 
shall sell here. 



the Darby 
ordd. to be 
unladen. 



The Owners of the S l . Andrew lately arriv'd from Bengali, represent that the 
said ship was freighted for Surat, but by reason of her late dispatch could not save 
her passage, and bore away hither intendiug to wait till the month of June, when the 
winds will present for her proceeding on the said Voyage, and fearing the monsoon 
may come upon them in the Boad, they request leave to land about one hundred 
bales of tine goods belonging to the stock, which they will reship as soon as the 
danger is over. 

Agreed that they haye liberty to bring the said goods ashore, the Sea Customer 
keeping a lock upon the Warehouse, & taking care that if any of them are dispos'd 
of ; the Custom be paid. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeeper do unlade the Darby with all Expedition. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W". Martin. 

Edw d . Buxkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 73 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 — 

Ship Pearl, Bauker Beeg Noquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 12 1 

Ship President Cap'. Freeman Comtn''. saild for Bencoolen -by whom sent a 
Grenerall Letter to the Dep ty . Gov*, and Council there dated the 10 th inst'. 

Ship Pattee Kimaum, Putta Cawne Noquedah, arrivd from Trinoombarr. I3 T 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq,*. Gov*. & Peesid t . Monday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 14 ih . 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

WlLMAM WARRE. 

M E . Benyon at Pontichery, M\ Hunt inolisposd. 

The Warehousekeeper produces the musters of the Chay goods, which were Ma8trs - of f»«5 
compard, and found to be so excessive dear, that we dare not meddle with any pro/ufd & 8 
considerable quantitv, the prizes they demand are as follows. found to be 

* excessive 

dear. 
Pag s 21| V Gorge. The prizes 

20 & d° they demand 



Eomalls Sacerguntee 


... l\ m br d . 12 co Lo : 8 in a p a 


D°. Bengali 


d°. length and breadth 


Allejarrs 


...-] 


Sacerguntees 


... >>2<">br d . j6 co Lo 


Saderuneheras 


Colloway poose 


... | 


Goroncheralaes 


...J 


Percaulas . . . 


... 2i~ br d . 15 c ° Lo ... 


D° 


... 2 — 12 — 



for them. 



25 Y d°. 

30 f d°. 
18 V d°. 

the foregoing are the prizes demanded by the weavers, our Merchants voluntarily which are 
offering to get them made, without any manner of profit to themselves. whatdemand- 

" u ' - r ed by ye 

weavrs. ye 
Merohts. 
offering to 
get them 
made, withoat 
any profit for 
themselves. 

Agreed that in compliance with the orders from England by the last ships, we 20 bales of ail 
will make only twenty bales of all sorts for a Tryall, to be sent home by the first ° 



sorts to be 
ade for i 



Ship. tryall, & sent 

home by the 
first ship. 

The Padrys, of the Portugueze Church deliver in their answer to the petition of The Porfu - 
Franciseo da Silva, and fully make appear that the said Da Sylva's sister made a I Z™ to*™'* 
firm will, which has since her Death been prov'd in the Mayors Court, and that they ^ no j 800 °> 
have in all things comply'd with the tenour of the said will. tionreal, 6 * 1 " 

wherein tbey 
make appear 
yt, thesd. 
petition is ill 
grounded. 

Agreed that Francisco da Sylvas petition be rejected as ill grounded and fj^'erd 

IT1V010U.8, 



B-19 



tis orcierd to-, 
be rejected. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



W 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712- 



Metehlep m 
hill of Exoha. 
to Mr. Frede- 
rick for Pugs. 
190. 20 
agreed to be 
pd. 



A bill of Exchange drawn by Philip Noden, payable to M r . Thomas Frederick 
for One hundred & ninety Pag B . twenty fanams accepted, and Orderd to be paid. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Ship S'. David Cap*. Morse Comm r . arrivd from Mocho. 

The Maddapollam Yatch arrivd from Fort S\ David by whom rec d . a Generall 
Letter from the Dep ty . Governs & Council there dated the 12 th inst'. 



Thursday 
17". 



The Merehis 
requesting 
gome Mony 
to DB 

advano'dym 
& ye Ware- 
housekeepr 
aoqtB. us p 
they have 
brot. in goods 
to the amot 
of 10000 
Page. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison, Esq,*., Gov*. & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
M\ Benyon at Pontichery, M K . Hunt indisposd. 

The joynt stock Merchants requesting a sum of mony to be paid them, to carry 
on the Investment, and the Warehousekeeper acquainting us that they have already 
brought in goods to the amount of Ten Thousand Pagodas. 



Orderd that the said sum be paid them. 

Henry Davenport for Robert Raworth late Sea Customer pays into Cash Four 



Ordrd. yt 
that sum t 
pdym. 

Mr. Daver 
t f 01 

Raworth 
late Sea 
CuBtr. pays 
into Cash 
4000 Pags. 

sei Cuetomr. William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 



Thousand 
PagB. 

joumii. The Accomptant reads his Journall parcells for Feb 17 . 

Wolla for r 

Fehrj. read. 

Warthouse- Henry Davenport Warehousekeep r . reads that Acco'. for last month. 

for March 
read. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS 75 



hither. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, Al'RlL 1712 

William Warre Scavenger acquaints ua that the plaee where the Buffalo's at T e he r ^^ nge j 
present are kept in, is too small, and. very inconvenient, and that the same may be ye place 
converted into shops. BuffaVs 

{are] kept is 
V6ry incon- 
venient. 

Oederd that the Paymaster, M r . Warre, & Thomas Way the Surveyor of the | h a e v J n a | r m & 
works do look out a more proper place for that use. Surveys of 

the workB to 
look out a 
more proper 
place. 

The President acquaints the Board that Serope Sings Agents are gone from ^l^ffi 

Pontiehery disgusted, that the enemy have severall times insulted our bounds at SeropeSings 

Port S'. David, that M r . Hebert has sent to the Buxee to know his finall determina- k 8 ft PontL 

tion, and that in case he should not succeed M 1 . Benyon desires leave to return ohery, y t yB 

enemy have 
sevril. times 
insulted our 
bounds, Mr. 
Hebert has 
sent to know 
ye Buxees 
finall 

determina- 
tion yt Mr. 
Benyon 
desires leare 
to return 
hither. 

The President reminds the Board to get the acco ts . of remains in their respect- Aoo °'- 
ive Employs ready, towards the closure of our Generall books. the sevu- 

Employs to 
be got ready. 

The Gentlemen of Council are desir'd to take into their consideration the choice The Counoii 
of a supervizor or Dep ty . Govern 1 ', for the West Coast, and to give in their opinions coneidrofa 

next Consultation. proper person 

to eend to the 
West Coast. 

Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S*. David dated Genii. Ere 
the 12 th inst 1 . advising the dispatch of the Maddapollam Tatch read. David datd' - 

ye 12 th jnstt. 
read. 

Generall Letter to the Govern r . & Council of Negapatam of this days date, read Gen11 - L ™ to 

i ■ , , ° c •> ' Negapm read, 

and approv'd. approvd. 

Brlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred eightv three r?f s 5 J 8 ? ; v 

-n « l. i s i-i l , 12 fa pd in by 

Pag", twelve fanams, on that aeco 1 . . the Tobaoco 

Farmers. 

Agreed that Aaron Wilkins & Antonia de Kosairo Ndva be Entertaind to serve Tw0 person 

,i /-, entertaind in 

in the Gunroom. ye Gunroom. 

The President produces musters of Gingham sheets, Izzarees, stripd Betteelas, Viza e a P m 
& sail cloth, sent up by M'. Hastings from Vizagapatam, the said Musters being produod. 
view'd and compard with others of the like sortment, we came to the following 
resolutions. 

That the Bingham sheets are made of a raw spungy thread, very ill manufac- the Gir >g ham 

turd, and not at all agreeable to the price of 25 Pag*. & Corge, and therefore if they made ot* 

cannot be better performd, and at a more reasonable price, we will not meddle with S«ld U ve gy 

them. delr!*' 617 

therefore 
rejeoted. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



- FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 171% — 

the i»««* That the Izzarees are a good cloth, but do not come up to our Ginghams of the 

"oth, but not same length & breadth, for which we pay no more than Twenty four Pag s . the 



i good OT 
oheap as our 
Uinghama, & 
tha-efor« not 
to be [meddld 
with]. 

the Betteelaa 
are a very ill 
mad« oioth. 

1000 ps of ye 
Sail cloth to 
be pi"vided, 
but an 
abatemt of 
the price to 
be recom- 
mended. 
A Genii to be 
forthwith 
Bent to 
Vizagapatm 
acqte. ym. 
wth our reso- 
lutions. 



Corge, whereas these are valued at Thirty two, wherefore we do not think fit to take 
them. 



That the Betteela is a very ill made Cloth, not comparable to what we usually 
have from Vizagapatam. 

That the Sail cloth is good of the kind, and pretty reasonable as to the price, 
wherefore we thick fit to order a Thousand peices, and to recommend to M r . Hastings 
& his Council, to get them thicker struck if possible, and an abatement upon the 
price. 

Orderd that a Generall Letter be immediately dispatchd away, conformable to 
the foregoing resolutions. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



17 tH Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Govern r . & Council of Negap m . of this 

date. 

Eeceiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort 3'. 

David dated 15 th inst\ 
19 th Eec d . a Generall Letter from M r Bern d . Benyon at Pontiehery dated the 

17 th inst\ 



Saturday 
19 th . 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Esq*., Gov E & Presid 1 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 



Edward Harrison 
Thomas Frederick 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
M K# Benyon at Pontiehery^ M 



HuNr mdisposd. 



Genii. 

from 

Mr. Benyon 

dated ye 17th 

instt. read 

advieg. 

yt ye Buxee 

flew [into] a 

violent, rage 

on [reot.] of 

ye Mediatrs. 

propoaalls. 

& 
he thinks 
twill be 
[be]tterif he 
has leave to 
[re]turn. 



Generall Letter from M 1 '. Bern d . i!enyon at Pontiehery dated the 17 th instant 
read, as also a Letter to the President singly, and Copy of one to M r . Kaworth of the 
same date, acquainting us that Serope Sings Buxee upon receipt of M r . Hebert the 
Mediator's proposalls flew into a violent rage, swearing that he would be reveng'd on 
the French for deceiving him, and make them pay the charge of maintaining his 
Army, for the two months past that the Treaty has been in agitation, he likewise 
adds that they talk of no less a sum than Fifty Thousand Pagodas, wherefore he 
thinks 'twill be better if we give him leave to come away from Pontiehery, since 
their Agents are withdrawn,, which will show the enemy that we are resolute not to. 
agree to their unreasonable demands. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 77 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 

Agreed that orders be forthwith sent M r . Benyon to return by sea, but that kg£e^ e r d ot yt 

lie do first publish a Manifesto, laying the ill consequences that may attend the for, yt he 1st 

renewing the warr at the Enernys door, since wee have gone so farr towards an P^anifeatol 
accomodation, that the Mediator himself could not in justice desire us to go & _ 

further, also that he return our hearty thanks to M>'. Hebert for his good offices, tho Medktr/cfur 

they have prov'd ineffeotuall, and siooe we do not know, but that after M 1 '. Benyons thanks for hi a 

coming away, the enemy finding themselves mistaken may agree to the terms herein &° 89 

P r °P° 8 ' d - peThaps] 

after his 

[away] ye 
enemy may 
oome [to] 
temper. 

Orderd that a sufficient power be given to the Mediator to conclude the peace, ordd. y t a 
by and with the consent of the Dep ty . Gov 1 '. & Council of Fort 8'. David, if the enemy ^"'5 the] 
should come to temper before they break the Truce, by making any attack upon our Mediator to 

bounds. [the] U peace 

wth the 
Gentn. [of] 
Port St. 
David. 

Generall Letters to the Goven r & Council of Trincombarr, and to the Cheif & ^[^oomban: 
Council of Vizagapatam, read and approvd. & vizaga. 

approv'd. 

Generall Letter from the Dep. ty Govern r & Council of Port S' David dated the Ge nl: Lre 
15 th inst.' read, acquainting us that the enemy had fired upon their works severall Dd m r f a d bt ' 
times, but without Execution, however it shows that they are in a humour to renew [arising 

*l.~ w yememys 

(irmg on their 



the Warr. 



E. Harrison 
Tho: Frederick. 
• Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 
Edw b . Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 

Ship Maldiva prize, Cap' Woodhouse Comm r arrivd from Maldiva but last 19" 
from Eort S\ David. 

Dispatchd the following Generall Letters viz'. 

To the Govern r & Council of Trincombarr. 

To the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam 

To the Dep' y . Govern' & Council of Fort 8*. David & 

To M r . Bernard Benyon at Pontichery, all of this days date. 

Ship Bon' Voyage Mai Cawne Own r . arrivd from Pegue. 

Ship King Ibrahim Cap' Tawke Comm r arrivd from Maldiva but last 20 th 
from Fort S'. David 

Eeceivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern'- & Council of 
Fort S'. David dated y e 18 th inst'. 



B-20 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712- 

At a Consultation 

Present 



Tuesday 
22° 



Edwaed Harbison Esq 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M B . Benyon at Pontichery, M 



Gov". & Presid'. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 



Hunt induposd. 



Ordd.yt. ye 
tin wch 03 me 
from ye West 
Coast ■$■ 
Toddington 
to be sent to 
Bengali on 
ye Darby. 

they want- 
ing Redwood 
in Bengu. 

500 Ca at 

least to be 
sent f Darby. 

Sea Customrs 
a cot read for 
last month. 



Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ' do lade the Tina which came from the West 
Coast by the Toddington on board the Darby for Bengali, where it bears very near 
as good a price as at Surat and we have no opportunity of sending it thither without 
paying freight. 

The President & Council in Bengali having wrote us in their Letter of the J 8 th 
Jan ry that they have no Redwood left for kentilaging the ships. 

Oeder'd that Five hundred Candy at least be sent them on the Darby. 



William Martin Sea Customer reads that ace 4 , for last month Viz'. 

Custom on goods imported & Exported Paj 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

Tonnage 

Amo' of the sale of sundry goods remaining in the 



Godown as c^ aoc'. particulars 



Pags, 



2899 : 


24: 


60 


1202: 


12: 


44 


57: 


— 


— 


45: 


25: 


— 


73: 


14: 


16 


4278: 


4: 


40 



The Paymr The Paymaster, M 1 ' Warre, & Thomas Way Surveyer of the works according to 

Mr wa a " e & an or( ler °f Consultation on the 17 th inst'. report that they have viewd a peice of 
report yt ground without Tom Clarks gate containing in length one hundred feet, and in 

according to 
ordr. 
they have 

of ground 
they believe 
will be pro- 
per for ye 
Buffalos. 

The Paymr. 
ordd to build 
it & to keep 
a seperate 
aoot. of ye 
oharge, & the 
old place to 
be made into 
shops. 

Sacerguntee 
& Rengl) . 
Romalls 
being at near 
ye same price 
as formerly 
at Metohlepiu 

quantity 
agreed to be 
provided as 
ordd in ye >■ 
Compa s List 



breadth forty, which they beleive to be most proper to keep the Buffalo's in. 



Orderd that the Paymaster do forthwith build the same, keeping a seperate 
acco 1 of it, the charge whereof to be reimbursd by the Rentall Generall, and that the 
place where they formerly stood be made into shops for the Compauys use. 



Upon reviewing and comparing the prizes of the Chay goods demanded in this 
years list, we find that the Sacerguntee & Bengali Romalls may be made much about 
the same price, as they were formerly at Metchlepatam, wherefore the Joynt Stock 
Merch ts were call'd in, and an agreement made with them for the whole quantity 
orderd at the following prizes. 

Romalls Sacerguntee 3000 peioes at Pag 3 . 21£ & Gorge. 
D». Bengali 500 p s . at Pag. 20 & D° 



Diary and Consultation Book, J 7 IS 79 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 171% 

Agreed also for ten Corge of each other sort at the prizes mentiond in & 10 c ° r g» of 
Consult* of the 14 th , to be sent home by the first ship for a Tryall. £rt f^T 

tryall. 

The Merchants produed musters of stripd Betteelas made here 32 cov ds : Must™. f 
Long, which they offer to make at fifty Pag s . W Corge, and upon comparing them, t£&* 
they appear to be an excellent sort of cloth, and we beleive will do better than those pwduo'd, 
of Vizagap m however having already orderd the quantity to be made at that place Ipprov'cfbut 
which is demanded in this years list. having 

already 
ye- quantity 
demanded to 
be provided 



""■'' 



Agreei> that a hundred peices only be made for a Tryall, to be sent home by loops, only 

the first ship for the Companys approbation. a^rYii^ f ° r 

Leiut 1 . Hercules Courtney delivers in a petition as Enterd after this Consul- Leiut. 

tation, which was read, and desires the liberty of the English Town, which is petutonYfor 

granted him, upon condition that he returns into the inner Tort every night by nine an iniarg- 

a clock, and committs no irregularitys. granted^ 1 " 

The present condition of the West Coast settlements being again taken The Wt - 
into serious consideration and debated, we find upon perusing the Generall Letter Sing con-" 
by the Dartmouth, that we have not a sufficient power to establish a Dep ty . Govern 1 ' ' iderd ' we 
at Bencoolen, or to make a thorough reformation on that Coast, till we have certain have 7 notl 
advice that the Jane is miscarryd, we should however considering the present ^ er t * n 8end 
condition of affairs, have ventur'd to break thro these orders, as a work of meer thith? without 
necessity, if the time of year for expecting advices out of Europe was not so nigh at S^w Jane™ 
hand, but since we may expect either by the Danes, the Dutch, or our own shipping i°ss, o/whioh 
to hear what is become of that ship some time in June. We have thought best to ho'pV'to teL 
come to the following Eesolutions. some news 

Borne time in 
June next, 
Wch induoes 
ue to resolve. 

Eesolvd That the Toddington be laden with petre and stores most wanted, and "l h fJ e 
dispatchd away for Bencoolen with all Expedition. be° forthwith 

laden & die- 

patohed 

thither. 

That M r . Philip Baker fifth in Council of Fort S f David, a person very well That Mr 
skilld in acco ts . be immediately orderd up hither, to go upon the Toddington, in such f^romFort 
station as shall be hereafter agreed. 8t David to 

go on her. 

That Mess. rs Kingsley & Stotherd may return upon the Toddington to have a That Messrs, 
rehearing concerning what is laid to their charge, and if thereupon they shall stolherd' may 
appear to be innocent, as indeed they seem to be to the best of our judgement, tho also return 
their Accusers have kept us as much in the dark as possible, they may be again theymin 
taken into the service, in such stations as shall be hereafter agreed. ^ fire °, ,ear , 

7 themselves, to 

be taken 
again into the 
service. 

Generall Letter from the Dep. ly Govern 1 
18 th inst.' was read, acquainting us that the warr is like to be renew'd, and that the St"David 
enemy had enterd our bounds, & drove away forty head of cattle, before our people fnett' read 8th 
could come to their releif, they further acquaint us that Thomas Roome a young lad 
of the Military being seiz'd with a frenzy, run out of our bounds iuto the Enemies 
camp, before anybody could stop him, aud was made prisoner. 

Orderd that Daniel Evans wbo surrenderd up the Manduta Paggar upou the J^", 1 . 1 t ^ Tarm 
West Coast without any resistance, be summon'd to attend next Consultation, and attend ys 
have timely notice given him to prepare for his defence. consult*** 



80 



of Fort St. 



The Acoott. 
aoqts ua that 
Mr Bkingle 
had no head 
in the hooks, 
tho eeyll. f 
hie goode 
were sold 
here at 
Outcry. 
Ordrd. yt 
Xork Fort he 
debted for wt 
Mr Harrison 
reod. at 
Benooolen & 
yt Mr Martin 
to deliver in 
ye outory 
aoot., to pay 
ye money 
without 
delay. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 '12 

The Accomptaut acquainting the Board that drawing towards a ball 6 of the 
books, he finds that M r Eichard Skingle formerly Dep ty . Govern 1 ' of the West Coast 
has no A ceo'. Curr c . in the books, tb.6 severall goods of his were sold here at 
Outcry, in the late Presidency to a considerable amo\ 



Orderd that York Fort be debted for what M r . Jerem h Harrison late supervizor 
i under his hand to have rec d . at Bencoolen, on acco'. of the said Skingle, and 
that William Martin late Warehousekeep r do deliver in an acco'. of Skingles Outcry 
made here, and pay the mony into Cash without further delay, that" his acco'. 
Curr*. may be brought into the books before they are ballanc'd. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Maetin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William War re. 
To the Hon ble . . Edward Harrison Esq". 

Govern" of Poet S 1 . George & 8\ David. 
Coast Oe Chormandell &o\ 

The Petition oe Hercules Courtney. 
Humbly Sheweth. — 

That yo r Petitioner having in great measure tasted of yo r Hon 1 ' 8 generosity, 
imboldens him further to crave yo r goodness for an Enlargement, to the Inner Town 
only in the day time, and to return to his present Lodgings at night promising a 
good behaviour, and his ready appearance whenever yo 1 ' Hon 1 ' shall command, and 
yo r . Petit r . shall as in Duty bound pray. 

Fort S 1 . Geokge April y e 21 st 1712. 

Dispatchd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Gov 1 '. & Council of 
Fort S\ David, of this days date. 

This day M 1 '. Eichard Hunt last in Council of this place departed this life. 



Thursday 

24- 



Mint aoct . 
for last month 
read & Pag 8 . 
629.7.60 pd. 
into Cash 
acot. Coynage 
silver & 
Bups. 515.5a. 
dd. ye. Ware- 
housekeepr. 
aoot. Coynage 
Silver. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Gov\ & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M K Benyon at Pontichery. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads his Mint acco f . for last mouth and pays 
into Cash six hundred twenty nine Pagodas, seven fanams, & sixty cash, aceo'. Coynage 
of Gold, and delivers the Warehousekeeper Five hundred and fifteen Eupees five 
anas, acco 1 . Coynage of silver. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS 81 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 

The President reads two Letters to the Board lately ree' 1 ., one from Gov 1 . Hebert, The Preaidt. 

and another from M r . Bernard Benyon, advising that the former has sent his Braminy " a J s 2 ij reB 

to the Buxees Camp to endeavour renewing the Treaty, and that the latter intended from uovr.' 

to sett out for this place by the first Conveyance. M^Broyon 

Pursuant to an order of last Consultation Daniel Evans appears before the Daniel Evane 

Board, and severall interrogators being put to him, relating to his surrendring up Judging 

Mandutta Paggarr, for which he gives severall reasons, that are not taken notice of sevn. things 

„ °° J , - , « P , , ' not mentiond 

upon any ot the York rort Consultations. inye.wt. 

Coast Con- 
sulta. 

Orderd that the said Daniel Evans do put his answer in writing against next Ordd. y t. he 

Consultation. puthisar.sr. 

in writing. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred & sixteen Pagodas, Pags- 316-2* 
twenty four fanams on that acco'. p^™ \^\ 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenpoet. 

W H . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W". Jennings. 
William Wabre. 

Ship White Raven Cap'. Heron Comm 1 '. arrivd from Pegue. 24 th 

Ship King Ibrahim Cap 4 . Tawke Com 1 ', saild for Bengali. 
The Maldiva prize Cap'. Woodhouse Comm 1 '. saild for D°. 
Sloop S'. Thoma Mons 1 '. Laurence Comm 1 '. saild for D°. 
Ship Ramaprasaudum, Musauf Noquedah saild for D°. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from M 1 . Benyon at Pontichery dated y e . 22 d . inst'. 
Reeeivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov 1 , of Fort S 4 . David dat d . the 22 a . 25 th 
inst'. 

Dispatehd the Following Generall Letters of this days date 27 th 

To the Depw. Govern?. & Council at Fort 8*. David- 

To the Dep tJ '. Govem r . singly & 

To M r . Bernard Benyon at Pontichery. 
Ship Gulston Gaily Cap 1 . Crompton Comm 1 '. arrivd from Pegue. c,Q Ta 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from 1he Dept y . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S l David 
dated the 26 th inst\ 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edwaed Haekison Esq,". Gov". & Peesid 1 . Tuesday 

Thomas Feedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 29 th . 

William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 

M E . Benyon at Ponticherry. 

M 1 '. Henry Davenport for Robert Raworth late Sea Customer pavs into Cash 2 ° 00 Pa (? 9 ' 
Two Thousand Pagodas. £*&£*. 

£-21 



82 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712- 



The Presi- 
dnt. reada 
ye translate 
of a Lre from 
Gov Hebert, 
inoloBB ye 
articles of 
peace, w<* 
were also 
read, but 
disapprov'd. 

[A] Letter to 
be wrote 
Mr. Hebert 
[yt || we 
oonsent to ye. 
sum agreed 
on, but cant 
sign those 
artioles he 
has drawn up 
& a new 
draught of 
articles to be 
sent him. 

[Pags H6], 
1 : 38 pd. into 
Cash [by] 
[Josh. Smart] 
late 

Reoeivr. as 
[part] of 
bailee of 
Mr. Frede- 
ricks [sea 
oustin.] acct. 
& produces a 
list of bad 
debts for the 
[remainder.] 

[Ordd. to] 

get in wt. 
possible 
[remdr.] 
if found 
[deBperate] 
be wrote off. 



The President produces and reads the Translate of a Letter receivd from Mons r . 
Hebert, wherein he acquaiuts him that he has concluded the peace with Rajah 
Serope Sing, according to the articles inclosd, w ch said articles were read, and appeard 
to be very different from what M r , Benyon writes us he had agreed to with the 
Mediator. 



Agreed that a Letter be wrote by the President to the Mediator acquainting 
him that we are willing to consent to the sum agreed upon, since we cannot well 
avoid it, but can by no means sign to these Articles as he has drawn them up. 



Order'd that a new Draught of articles for the peace, be drawn up, and sent to 
the Mediator with all convenient speed. 

Joseph Smart late Receiver pays into Cash One hundred & sixteen Pagodas, 
one fanam, thirty eight cash, part of the ballance of Thomas Frederick's Sea 
Customers acco 4 , he likewise produces a list of bad debts from people that have faild, 
and run off shore without paying, for the remainder of the Ballance. 



Orderd that he do use his utmost endeavours to get in what he can speedily, 
before these books are ballanc'd, and that if the Accomp 1 . finds the remainder 
desperate, he may write it off to Proffit and Loss. 



[Ordd.] yt. 
all strangers 
do pay ye. 
Custom for 
their goods 
[before] they 
oarry them 
from 

[Sea] gate, 
or procure 
any sub- 
stantia 
inhabitant to 
ansr, [for] ym 

Paymrs. 



Orderd that for the future all persons who are not inhabitants of this place, or 
very well known to be substantiall men, do either pay the Custom of their goods 
before they are sufferd to be carry'd from the sea Gate, or procure some substantiall 
inhabitant to ans r . for them, by entering them in his name, and that the Sea Customer 
do acquaint all those under him with this order. 



Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that acco*. for last month Viz'. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Dyet 

Diet stores laid in 
Charges Generall 
Fortifications & Repairs ... ... 

Charges Cattle 

New Hospitall 

New Guard bouse ... 

S l . Thomas's point ... ... ... ... ••• 

Charges Extraordinary 
Fort B* David 
Materialls for weighing 

Vizagapatam Factory 

Priman settlement 



Pag s . 1324 : 


18 


„ 371 : 


33 


., 212: 


2 


„ ^81 


25 


„ 200 


32 


85 


1 


„ 647: 


25 


» 447 


8 


„ 150 : 


14 


23 


28 


45 


17 


10 


20 


5: 


5 


„ — 


25 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 83 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1712 



Maddapollam Yatch „ 10:29 

House Moveables ,, 8:3: 

Pag". 4026 : 7 : 



aoco 



William Martin Sea Customer pavs into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that i°°° Pags. 

t paid in by y 8 . 

Sea Custor. 

Lewis Melique Farmer of the Wine Licence pavs into Cash One hundred 10 ?Pag s - t 

-n i ji j <■ paid in hy the 

Pagodas on that acco'. Farm.- of y e. 

wine 
Licence. 

Orderd that Two Thousand Five hundred eighty three Pag s . twelve fanams, be Pa e s 258 3 ; 
advancd Edward Bulkley Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. y».PaymMtr. 

William Martin late Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Eight hundred seventy -Mr. Martin 
eight Pag 9 ., five fanams, thirty nine Cash on that acco'. hotsekel^" 6 " 

E. Harrison. prays in 

Pagg. 878-5. 

Tho : Frederick. [3]9 inpt. f 

ye bailee, of 

Hen : Davenport. y«- acot. 

W\ Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



DAY 30 1 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esg e . Gov*. & Presid 1 . Wednes- 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkle?. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontichery. 

A Letter to Govern 1 ". Hebert dated yesterday read and approvd, as also the Letter to 
articles for peace drawn up in the method we desire, which are as Enterd in a book j^' fS?* 
apart kept for that purpose. drawn up as 

we desire, 
read & 
approvd. 

Edward Bulkley late Storekeeper pays into Cash four hundred and forty Edwd. 
Pagodas, thirty one fanams, fifty nine Cash, for ballanee of that account. Storebe y epr ate 

pays in Pags 
140-31-59 for 
baljo. of yt. 

William Jennings late Scavenger pays into Cash ten fanams, which he stands Wm. Jenn- 
indebted upon the General books. Solvent. 

pays in 10 
fans, for 
balls, of ye. 
aoct. 

William Warre Bentall Generall reads his acco'. of Quit rents and pays into Wm. warre 

Cash for ballanee of tbat acco 1 . One hundred & sixteen Pag 3 , four fanams, being in ^gh^ 6 " 11 ' 

full for the remains chargd on him by M 1 '. Jennings late Collector, and whereas there acot. quit 

appears a difference of One hundred twenty eight Pag s . 31 fan 8 , being for severall ^^^ pay8 

shops and houses of poor people forsaken. H6-4 :— for 

there appear- 
ing a differ- 
ence of Pags 
128: 31f». 



84 



Records of Fort St. George 



Wm. Warre 
ecavangr. 
reads yt. 
aoot. to ye. 
olto. Septr. 
& pays in 
Page. 114 : 29 
for ballo. 
thereof. 

Wm. Martin 
formerly Sea. 
Custr. 

f». o>. 
pays in 9- 1 
for ballo. of 
yt. aoot. 
Severall 
small ballano- 
es pd. in by 
ye. President. 



Wm. Martin 
late Ware- 
housed, pays 
in Pag s . 
5701 : 32 : 48 
in furthr. 
part of ye. 
ballo. of yt. 



FORT. ST. GEORGE, APRIL 171S- 

Agreed it be wrote off to Proffit and Los3. 



William Warre Scavenger reads that acco'. to the ult°. Septerab r . last, and pays 
into Cash One hundred & fourteen Pagodas, twenty nine fanams, and twenty cash, 
for ballance of that acco*. 



William Martin formerly Sea Customer pays into Cash nine fanams & one cash 
for ballance of that acco'. 



The President pays into Cash the ballance of the following persons acco t3 . Viz'. 



Robert Raworth formerly Storekeeper one Pag;', four fan s . & three cash. 

Robert Raworth formerly Paymaster five fanams. 

Thomas Marshall formerly Paym 1 '. twenty three fan 8 . & four cash. 

William Martin late Warehousekeep r . pays into Cash Five Thousand seven 
hundred and one Pag s . thirty two fanams, & forty eight Cash, in further part of the 
ballance of that acco 1 . 



the Generall 
books ordd. 
to be 

ballanc : d. 



30 



May 

P m °. 



Orderd that the Accomptant do ballance the books with all convenient speed. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw b . Btjlklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
William. Warre. 

Briggantine Golden Lion, & a sloop belonging to the Danes arrivd from 
Trincombarr. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from v e . Dep tv . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S*. David 
dated the 28 th ult°. 



At a Consultation 



Friday 

2 D 



Cash aoot. for 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov 



Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Presid 1 . 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bdlkley. 



M B . Benyon at Pontichery. 
The President reads his acco 1 . of the R'. Hon ble ... Comp as Cash for last month, 



buio 1 being* ballance being Thirty four Thousand seven hundred fifty eight Pag 5 ., one cash. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 85 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NAT 1712- 

om the Dep ty Govern 1 ' & Council , 

the 26 th & 28 th ult°. read, that of the 26 th incloses a writing signd by their Joynt Da"i<Tdat<l 
Stock Merch ts , containing their reasons for not having comply'd with their Contract, 28th 6 uiio 
and full promises for compleating all in two mo s . time, so as that we may depend r e ad - 
upon six hundred bales for a September ship, their Letter of the 28 th relates only to 
the Treaty, and is a repetition of what we have had from M>' Benyon. 

A Generall Letter from the Cheif and Council of Yizagapatam dated the 17* h ^^^ 
ult° was read, acquainting us that they have contracted with the Dasjieroon Merch ts vizaga. data. 
for Forty Thousand Pagodas, in ordinary Longcloth, Salampores, stripd Betteelas, ^ 7thnlt0, 
and Sailcloth, half to be ready by September, and the remainder by Christmass, and 
that M r . Thomas Faucet is going to Ingeram to give his assistance in getting in the 
goods, and countenancing the Merchants against the Dutch, who will infallibly do 
all in their power to impede the Investment. 

Postcript of a Generall Letter from the President and Council of Bengali by Postcript of a 
Cossid, the Duplicate of which rec d . by the Darby, was read advising that they Bengu^ead 
have drawn bills on us for Five Thousand Madrass Rupees payable to Zoudee Cawne advissto 
or his order, value rec d . into their Cash. buls on"™" or 

6000 Eups 
payable to 
Zoudee 
Cawne or 
order. 

Oedeed that the same be accepted and paid. be'locf'ted'! 

pd. 

Thomas Kingsley delivers in a petition which is as Enterd after this Consulta- Thos. 

tion, upon which he was calld in, and acquainted that we have agreed to let him p e y|fread & 

return upon the Toddington, and shall give directions- that he may have a fair heoali'din 

hearing concerning the matters laid to his charge, and if he clears himself, as we do y( h^m^ 6 

not doubt but he will, tb.6 we are not able to clear him here for want of the Generall " tu ™ H n , p . on 

books, he shall have the station allotted him by our Hon We ... Masters in England, ton, fcytif" 

and his allowances for [the] time that he has been unjustly suspended, the said £? cle ] * r ? h re 

Kingsley [accept 6 ] of the proposall, only praying to have something advancd to be shall have 

de[fray] his Charges, pleading extreme poverty, which we observe the very persons ^atio 0r,D Wcb 

that wrong 'd him allow'd to be true. he accepts of, 

but prays to 

have some 

mony 

advancd him, 

pleading 

great 

poverty. 



Ageeed that this matter be referrd to further consideration. 



Wch is 
referrd to 
further 
considetation. 



Daniel Evans delivers in a Narrative concerning the surrender of Manduta f &x } u K x anB 

rr to Rajah Sillemon, in which there are severall particulars very different from hfsXrrative 

the acco 4 . given us by the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of York Fort, and we have too ° T [j e 6 f arrend - 

much reason to fear by what we learn from other hands, that this Paggarr had been Manduta 

in all respects shamefully neglected, tho M r . Ettricke and his Council had just £of g &irnL 

reason, from their differences with bajah Macoota the father, to apprehend the other hands 

worst that Rajah Sillemon his son could be able to do against tho Manduta Paggarr, ™wn™ 

which was under his Government, and beleiving that the odium of this affair, was fear that 

in great measure cast upon this Evans to excuse their own neglect. rh^mefuTiy 8 

negleoted, 
& ye odium 
of yt Rffair 
oast on 
Evans, to 
exouse their 
own 

negligence 

E-22 



86 



Records of Fort tit. George 



Agreed yt 
be may 
return on the 
Toddington, 
& if he can 
make good, 
what he 
alledges, yt 
he be again 
taken into ye 
service, ye he 
was acquaint- 
ed wth but 
desires time 
to consider of 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712- 

Agreed that the said Daniel Evans may return back again on the Toddington if 
he pleases, and if he can make good his allegations by witnesses, that we will give 
directions, to employ him, according to his standing and capacity, accordingly he 
was calld in, and made acquainted herewith, and desird till next Consultation to 
consider of it. 



Complaint 
being made 
yt no care 
hae been 
taken to 



accots. in the 



& it being 
well known 
that Mr Thos. 
Wright 
formerly 
Warehouse- 
keepr carry' d 
all his 
Warehouse 
books home 
wth him. 

Ordd. yt ye 
Warehouse - 
keepr, Paymr 
& storekeepr. 
do yearly 
send eopys of 
their books 
& accts. to 
the 

Aoeomptts. 
office. 

Madrass 
Pags. 
procurable 
to be Bent to 
Vizaga. 



Complaint being made by the .A ccomptant, and severall others of the Board, 
that there has been no care taken for severall years past, to keep copys of the Ware- 
housekeep rs . Paymasters, and Storekeepers books in the Office to have recourse to 
upon all occasions, for unravelling of old accounts, and severall other good uses, and 
it being well known that M 1 '. Thomas "Wright formerly of Council and Warehouse- 
keeper carryd home all his Warehouse books with him, as he pretended for his own 
justification, without leaveing copys behind him. 



Orderd that for the future the Warehousekeeper, Paymaster and Storekeeper do 
yearly deliver in fair copys of their severall books and acco ts . to be registerd in the 
Accomptants office, which are to be bound up and carefully preeervd. 



Orderd that what Madrass Pagodas procures ble be sent to Vizagapatam by the 
first Conveyance. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
"W". Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 



Ship Leopard saild for Bengali. 

Ship Saib Jamaunee, Hod jee Nasseer Noquedah arrivd from Bengali. 

Ship Hertford Cap'. Fuller Comm r . arrivd from Pegue. 

The Madrass Munchua, Christopho Honsalvea Mast r . saild for Vizagapatam, 
on whom went four peons with a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Council there, 
& under their charge a small box containing Six Thousand Pagodas. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 87 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712- 



To the Hon ble Edward Harrison Esq*. 

Presid 1 . & Govern" for the affairs of the 

ll T . Hon ble . United English East India Comp a 

&c A Council of Fort S t . George. 

The humble petition of Thomas Kingsley 

She: weth. 

That whereas yo r . Petit r . has been under the misfortune of suspension from the 
Hon ble United English East India Comp as Service at Bencoolen, ever since Feb 1T . last 
was a twelve month, and in two months after his Diet mony taken from him, did 
reduce him to so great extremity that he was obligd to part with most that he had 
to maintain himself and family, else they might have starvd, besides what mony he 
took up was at the interest of eighty four 5$> Cent, yo 1 '. Petit 1 addrest himself to the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 ' &c a by petition .Aug st y e 3 d ult°, to which they orderd me the Generall 
Table, but in ten days after retook it again, which sudden alteration surprizd me, 
yo'. Petif. immediately waited on the Dep ty . Govern 1 " to know his displeasure, he 
flew into a violent passion and told me that any person that would accuse another 
(mentioning M r . Stotherd) of mony rec d ., which he actually disown'd, ought not to 
have the least pity shew'd him, I endeavourd to clear myself, but he would not 
permit me to speak, so I took my leave. 

After the death of the late Dep ty . Govern r . yo 1 '. Petit 1 ' laid his case before his 
successor &c a . dated Decemb 1 ' y e 6 th , and read in Consultation the 10 th d°, but mett 
with no releif, and as yo v Petit 1 , has been at vast Expence in fitting out to serve the 
Hon ble . Company, to meet with so great a disaster so soon after his arrivall, 'tis very 
hard, do hope yo r . Hon r &c\ will be pleasd to consider him. 

To r . Petit r . has one request more to begg of yo 1 ' Hon 1 ' &c a er'e he concludes, that 
you'l be pleas'd to favour him with what mony is due since his suspension, on 
acco 4 . of Salary and Diet, having been obligd to take up mony in order for this place, 
and since his arrivall, else could not have subsisted, which if you please to grant, 
yo r Petit 1 ", will be for ever bound to pray. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Monday 
Edward Harrison Esa E . Gov". & Presid t . ° th . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Poniichery. 

Pouncala Kistuama for Perriannee Cornmeeter pays into Cash One hundred Fjpi69,w. 
fifty nine Pag 8 , sixteen fanams for ballance of that acco'. baiio. of 

Perriannee 

CornmeeteiB 

acot. 

Pouncala Kistnama present Farmer of the Measuring Duty pays into Cash One !]f P 8 "^ 8 ' 24, 
hundred thirty six Pagodas, twenty four fanams, on tbat aceo'. Faimr onhe 

Measuring 
Dutv. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 IS- 



Genii Lre 
from ye D 
Govr. of 
IV. St. David 
read, actg. 
us yt Mr. 
Hebert 
finds fault 
wth our 
throwing up 
a new 
bastion. 
Agreed yt we 
write Mr 
Raworth 
to compleat 
ye s<l. Bastion, 
& acquaint 
Mr Hebert 
ye we will 
fortifie our 
own bounds 
as we see 
fitt. 

The Presidt. 
reads sevll. 
Lres he has 
reod. from 
Mr. Ba worth, 
Mr. Benyon, 
& ye Medi- 
ator. 
Riohd 
Connells 
petition to 
serve ye 
Hon Me 
Compa. at ye 
West Coast 
read. 



Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 of Fort S' David was read as also a 
copy of a Letter from Mons r- Hebert to him, and his answer thereto, upon Mons r . 
Hebert's finding fault with our throwing up a new mud bastion, for the defence of 
our bounds. 



Agreed that orders be sent to M r Eaworth to compleat the said Bastion, 
notwithstanding the complaints of the enemy, and that M r . Hebert be made 
acquainted, that we will be at liberty to fortify our own bounds, in such manner as 
we think best, to defend them from the insults of our enemys. 



The President reads severall Letters from M r Eaworth, M r Benyon, and the 
Mediator, acquainting us that they have sigud the articles of peace, and that they 
have sent the Counterpart to Chingee to be signd by Serope Sing. 



Agreed he 

entertd. 

Factor. 



Land 

CuBtomrs. 
acct. for last 
month read. 



The petition of Richard Connell, who has serv'd some time under M r . Hastings 
Cheif of Vizagapatam, was read, wherein he prays to be employ'd in the 
Hon tle . Comp as . service upon the West Coast, in such Station as we shall think him 
qualify'd for, wherefore in consideration of the great want there is of usefull persons 
to keep up the acco ts , and that this Gentleman is every way qualify'd, and a sober 
diligent man, as also to encourage others to offer their service for the future. 

Agreed that the said Eichard Connell be entertain d Factor for the West Coast, 
that the Secretary do prepare his Covenants, and take such security as the Board 
shall approve. 

William Jennings Land Customer reads his Land Custom acco\ for last month 
Vizt. 



Choultry Custom 
Rubye brokers ... 

Registering slaves 



Pag». 



453 : 31 : 69 

38: 16: 79 

3: 4: — 



Pag 9 . 495: 16: 



4. 600 [sic] 
Page. pd. in 
by him. 
Bengll. bill 
of Exoha for 
Rs. 6000 
aocepted 
& ordd , 
to be pd. 
1200 Pags. 
hi. in by ye. 
Rental! 
Generall. 



and pays into Cash Four hundred Pagodas on that acco'. 

Bengali bill of Exchange for Five Thousand Madrass Rupees payable to Zoudee 
Cawne or order offerd by Auga Pera, is this day accepted and orderd to be paid. 



William Warre Eentall Generall pays into Cash Viz'. 
Eight hundred Pag s . collected for the jears 1709 & 1710. 
Four hundred Pag s . for the year 1711. 



The Aocomp- 
tant 

delivers in a 
scheme for 
regulating 
the Payinrn 
aeots. wch is 
appTovd. 



The Accomptant delivers in according to order, a method for regulating the 
Paymasters acco ts . pursuant to what agreed on in Consultation on the 27 th March 
last, which is approv'd of, and enterd after this Consultation. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 89 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MA T 1712- 



proposd. 



Daniel Evans appears before this Board, and accepts of going to the West Danii. Evans 
Coast, on the terms mentiond in last Consultation. SSptoof 

E. Harrison. going to ye. 

Wt. Coast on 

Tho : Frederick. ye terms 

Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Directions for the Paymaster for the regulating his Acco ts . 
Charges Garrison under this head is to be enterd Vizt. 
The Soldiers pay 
Gunroom Crew 

Lascarrs wages and allowances to particular persons employ 'd for the service of the 
Garrison, and what else is immediately for the use of the Soldiery & Gunnery. 

Charges Diet 

Is Diet for the Company's serv ts . 
Diet Stores laid in 

Whatever provisions are bought in as store. 
Charges Generall Viz'. 
Peons wages. 

Allowances to the Govern 1 '. & Comp as . serv ts . 
Batta to peons for bringing and carrying Letters. 
FORTIFICATIONS & EePAIRS. 

All repairs that are necessary for fortifications, lodgings and godowna. 
Charges Cattle 

Provisions and necessarys for the horses, horsekeepers, and grass cutters wages. 
Charges Extraordinary. 

All accidentall charges. 
MEM dm . whatever new Buildings are orderd to be erected to keep a particular 
head for them. 

Whatever is disburst for the service of subordinate Factory's to be carry d to the 
Factorys acco 1 . 

Work that is done in the Carpenters and Smiths Yards either for the Store- 
keeper, scavenger &e. a as in making Gun Carriages and Accoutrements for the 
soldiers or any other stores, the storekeeper pay for the same, as likewise the 
mending the Scavengers Carts, the Scavenger to pay for them, and ought not to be 
bro*. into the Paymasters acco\ 

All desks, presses, tables, chairs &c a . that are for the Offices or elsewhere, to 
be carry'd to house moveables, and remain in the stewards List. 

All horses for laying bales on, or other Utensils for the Warehouse the 
Warehousekeep r . to pay for the same. 

Whatever work is done or chinam deliverd for the use of the Mint, that Acco'. 
to be debted for the same. 

Fort S t . George Tho: Frederick, 

May 5 th 1712. AccompP. 

The Govern r . rec d . advices of Muzzodeens being killd by Cujista Acktar, the 
youngest of the four Princes, who is now upon the Throne, y\ Zulphaker Cawne 
is made Prime Vizier, Dowed Cawne Generall of the Army, & Zoudee Cawne rein- 
stated in the Government of Bengali. 

The Council mett and signd the following Generall Letters of this days date. 
To the Depw. Governs & Council at Fort 8 l . David. 
To the Dep ty . Govern r . singly & 
To M r . Bernard Benyon at Pontichery. 
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FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712 

Eeoeiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r & Council of Fort S'. 
David of the 5 th instant. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from M r . Bernard Benyon at Pontiehery dated the 
5 th inst' 

Ship Idaree, Hodjee Salam Noquedah, arrived from Fort S*. David. 

Ship Goleondah, Cap 1 . Nevill Comm r . arrivd from Pegue. 

Ship Pattee Mahaureek, Allee Mahomud Noquedah arrivd from Porto Novo._ 

Ship Barrington Cap'. Cradock Comin 1 '. arrivd from Pegue. 

Ship Banganaiealu, Shettee Serang, arrivd from Conimeer. 

Ship Chindadre belonging to Colloway Chitty saild for Ganjam. 

Dispateh'd & Mussoola a Generall Letter of this days date to the Dep ty Govern 1 
& Council of Fort S'. David, with a small box containing Six Thousand Pagodas. 



Fkiday. 



Gell. Lre 

from 

Mr. Benyon 

read datd. ye 

6 th instt. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harbison Esa B . Gov H . and Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Herny Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontiehery. 

Generall Letter from M r . Bernard Benyon at Pontiehery dated y e 5 th inst 4 . read, 
giving great hopes that the Treaty will be concluded in few days, the articles being 
sent to be ratifyd at Chingee. 



Gen. Lre 

from 

Ft.St. David 
datd. ye Eth 
inett. read. 
Silver being 
very dear. 

all in ye 
Godown ordd. 
to be sold but 
not under 15f 
for 10 Pagr s . 
Joseph Smart 
late Receivr 
delivers in 
Johannes 
Basilius's bond 
for 80 Pags. 
aoet. 
Customs. 
The Register 
ordd to 
pioseeute 
him for the 
same. 
1000 Pags 
paid in by 
the Sea 
Customer. 



Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ". & Council of Fort S'. David dated 
the 5 th inst'. read, advising that M 1 '. Barker will embark in few days for this place, 
and that the enemy are very quiet in their Camp. 

Silver being at present scarce and dear. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ' do dispose of all that remains in the Godown, 
but not under 15f Doll 18 , for 10 Pags. 

Joseph Smart late Receiver delivers in Johannes Basilius's an Armenians bond 
for eighty Pagodas, which he owes Acco'. Customs, and is in part of the ballance of 
Thomas Frederick's acco'. as Sea Customer. 



Orderd that John Legg Register of the Mayors Court do prosecute the said 
Johaune Basilius, as Attorney Generall for the Hon bl °. Company. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 
acco'. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 91 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712 

Ship Prosperous Cap'. Ridgley Comm 1 ' arrivd from Surat, by whom rec d . a 9 Iir 

Generall Letter from M r . Proby and Council there dated the 9 th ult°. 

Ship Kssex Cap 1 . Brent Comm 1 '. arrivd from Goa. 10 rn 

Ship Taggariah, Issa Cooly Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. — 

Ship Bon' Voyage saild for Pegue. — 
Dispatchd ^ Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Gov 1 , and Council of Fort — 

S'. David of this days date. 

Sloop Frederick Cap 4 . Gardner, arrivd from Pegue. 11 IH 



Monday 

At a Consultation 12 th 

^ Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,". Gov", and I'resid'. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M R . Benyon at Ponlichery. 

Genrall Letter from M r . William Proby & Council in Surat dated the 9 th ult° f™^- Lre 
receivd by ship Prosperous was read, advising the death of King Shaalani, and that Mr. Proty 
the sons have had a battle, in which they were all slain, but this news wants confir- * sur™ 1 
mation and is not at all agreeable to what we have receivd from other parts. dated ye 9th 

1 ult . read. 

'J he same Letter advises the arrivall of the three Europe ships Litchfeild, 
Mountague, and Heathcote, at Bombay. 

Generall Letter from Mr. Bernard Benyon at Pontichery dated the 9 th inst 4 . f*^ Lre 
read, acquainting us that he is in daily expectation of the prisoners arrivall with him Mr. Benyon 
from Chingee. ' £&£!* 



William Warre for Bernard Benyon storekeep 1 '. pays into Cash five hundred ^ aI 



Wn 
re for 



Pagodas aCCO 1 . Stores SOld. Bd. Benyon 

Storekeepr. 
pays in Pags 
500. 

The Presidt 
acqti 



The President acquaints the Board that finding the Fort S'. David Merch 13 have 
not to this time disposd of more than One hundred & eighty bales of Europe Board yt 
Broadcloth, and that their Investment in a manner stands still, notwithstanding all s^navfd *'*' 
their fair promises, for want of ready mouy, or credit to provide their goods, as also Merohts, eant 
fearing our Europe ships will arrive with a large supply, before we can clear our EnSoU^ 6 
hands of the last years Cargoe, which will certainly cause a considerable abatement * y*- their 
in the price, not only to the utter ruine of these Fort S* David Merch ta but likewise 8t 3 8 "i]i 
to the great prejudice in the sale of this Commodity for the future, he has summond & tearing ya 
the said Merchants and endeavourd to perswade them for their own benefit, as well as Euro r e° Ships 
y e Comp a to relinquish this ruinous bargain of the Broadcloth to our Merch" 1 , who are £* f v ° B re ,^ . 
much better vers'd in the way of selling it, and being men of good substance, can oar hands* of 
afford to trust for six months, & send it up into the Country. Oar^woh 

will cause ye 
price to fall 
considerably 
has endea- 
vourd to 
perswade 
ym to relin- 
quish yt bar- 
gain to ye 
Merohts. 



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Agreed yt 
'a intirely ye 
Compas intst 
the Broad- 
cloth should 
remain in our 
merohts. 
hands. 

yt there is no 
possibility of 
dividing it 
between ym 
& the St 
David 
Mere tits 
without great 
ineonveni- 
enoys. 
The Presidt. 
to treat wth 
ye Ft. St. 
David 
Merehts. to 
quit & 
[Oure] to 
accept ys. 
bargain wt. 
more shall 
arrive for ys 
next 3 years. 

Journll par- 
cells for 
March read. 

Petition of 
George 
Vivars read 
[who] was 
formerly 
Leiutt . but 
cashired. 
by wch we 
have reason 
to fear some 
abuses are 
praotio'd 
among ye 
Military. 

Agreed to 
write to Ft. 
St. David to 
make strict 
inquiry, & 
prevent any 
such prac- 
tices. 

Pags. 1933 : 
12 advaned 
the Paymastr. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1713 

Agreed that it is intirely the Hon"' 6 Comp as interest that the Broadcloth should 
remain in our Merchants hands, or else there is no possibility of keeping up the 
price, or disposing of anything near the quantity we have wrote for from England, 
the Fort S\ David Merchants being men in streight circumstances, and always in 
want of ready mony to carry on their Investment, will be fore'd to sell the cloth for 
loss rather than fail, as they have already begun to do, and since they are fore'd to 
come up hither to sell & because there is no vent at Fort S* David for more than 
twenty or thirty bales in a year, they interfere with our Merchants so much, that 
there is no possibility of dividing it between them, without bringing great ineonve- 
niencys upon ourselves, in so much that the price by degrees will dwindle to prime 
cost as formerly. 

Agreed that the President do treat with the Port S 4 . David Merchants to relin- 
quish the bargain of the Broadcloth, and with our Merchants to see upon what terms 
they will accept of this, and what shall arrive these next three years following. 



The Aceomptant reads his Journall parceils for March last. 

A petition of George Vivars formerly Leiut* but casheird for his ill behaviour, 
was read, and is as Enterd after this Consultation, and the said person being eall'd 
in. was ask'd what he meant by the word perquisites, and by his getting more by 
his industry than ever his Predecessor told him of, to which he returnd such answers 
that we have great reason to fear, some of those practices are us'd, of which our 
Masters so much complain in their last Generall Letter, and order'd to be rectify'd 
for the future. 



Agreed that the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port 8'. David be wrote to, to 
make strict enquiry into the abuses of the Military to prevent defrauding of the poor 
Soldiers, and keeping of faggots and free guard men at any time, but more especially 
in time of service. 



Orderd that Nineteen hundred thirty three Pagodas, 
Edward Bulkley Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 



twelve fanams, be advane'd 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warhe, 



To the Hon ble Edward Harrison Esq,*. 

Presid t . & Govern" of Port S t . Geoege 
&o A Council. 



HoN bLE S\ &c\ Gentlemen. 

When I was first entertaind in the Hon ble . Comp as service at Port S c . David 
Cap'. Hugonin told me that his perquisites were no more than one Pagoda a month, 

of his gain, I refus'd to take any 



upon which information, considering the smallness 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



93 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 IS 

part thereof, & afterwards when he had the misfortune to be taken by the Moors, 
I constantly for six months together sent one Pag a ffl month, tho it was never done 
by my successor Cap* Howson, I was at Fort S' David about eighteen months after 
Cap' Hugonin's confinement, so that the most that can be said to be due to him is 
but twelve Pagodas, th6 all my effects at Fort 8* David are detain'd to make him 
satisfaction, but with submission to yo 1 ' Hon 1 ' &c a . Gentlemen, I think they have 
acted somewhat unreasonably, for if after Cap'. Hugonins confinement, I by my 
industry got more than ever he told me of, I humbly conceive that such gains be- 
longs wholly to me, Hon ble S r . &c a Gentlemen of Council, this is my present case 
which obliges me at this time to trouble you, for being sure of your integrity and 
justice, and yonr readyness to help the oppress'd whenever they make their applica- 
tion to you, emboldens me to desire your permission to recover my goods and monys 
lying at Fort S* David, and that Cap*. Hugonin may have no further demands upon 
me, after I have paid him the twelve Pagodas aforementioned, this is my present 
request which I hope yo r Hon r &e a will be pleas'd to grant, and the favour shall ever 
be thankfully acknowledgd by. 

Hon ble S 1 '. &c a Gent" of Counciil 
■- Yo r most hum ble , most faithfull, & Obedient Servant, 

George Viver. 

Ship S ta . Cruz Aga Nuree Noquedah saild for Pegue. 13 T 

Ship Nos. Sen r \ de Fama, Francisco Jores Comm r , saild for Macao. 14 T 

Kec d . a Generall Letter from the Dep' y Govern r & Council of Fort S*. David & 15 1 
one from the Dep' y . Govern 1 ' singly both dated the 12 th inst'. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq\ Govern* & Presid\ 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M b . Benyon at Pontichery. 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council of Fort S'. David, and one 
from the Dep ty . Govern 1 " singly dated the 12 th instant were read, advising that the 
enemy remain very quiet, and that the prisoners are daily expected from Chingee. 

Samuell Stother'd delivers in a petition, which is as Enter'd after this Consul- 
tation. 

Agreed that the said Samuell Stotherd may return to the West Coast if he is 
willing, there to have a rehearing, and if he proves innocent as to what laid to his 
charge, that he be reinstated in the Hon ble Comp a " service. 



Thubsday 15 t 



Genii Lies 

from 

Ft St David 

dated the 12th 

innt(,. read. 

[Bajml.l 
Stotherde 
petition deW d . 

Agreed yt 
he may return 
to ye W. ooast 
to haye a 
rehear[ing]. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1712- 



Presidt. 
aoqt3. ye 
Board. 

yt ye .Ft. St. 
David 

Merehts had 
promis'd 
him to relin- 
quish yeBroad 
cloth, aince 
when 
they have 
privately sold 
100 baJs. at 
or about 
prime cost, 
wch our 
Merohts. 
hearing 
declare they 
oannot meddle 
wth it. 



The President acquaints the Board that he has discours'd the Fort S' David 
Merchants about their relinquishing the Broadcloth, and that they firmly promisd 
him they would quit the bargain, provided what was already sold might be for their 
own Acco ts ., however the very same night after they made him this promise, they 
privately disposd of One hundred bales, at or about the price it cost them, which 
coming to be known our joynt stock Merchauts declare they cannot meddle with the 
remainder as they had promis'd, because the persons that have bought these hundred 
bales will always be able to undersell them, in consideration of which, and that the 
Fort S' David Merchants were not at liberty to dispose of any more cloth after their 
word given to the President as aforesaid, in presence of the Cheif Dubash and other 
witnesses. 



Agreed yt y» 
sd 100 has. 
oannot be 
deliverd to 
ye persona 
who bot it of 
ye Fort St. 
David 
Merohts, 

Genii Lre to 
Bengali read. 

■Mi. Riohd 
■gonrehier 
permitted to 
lay down 
Servioe. 
Pags. 533 : 
12 : pd in by 
the tobacco 
Farmers. 



Agreed that the said hundred bales of cloth cannot be deliverd to the persons 
whom the Fort S* David Merchants sold it to, since they had no right to sell it, and 
the consequence of it would be very prejudiciall both to the price of what remains 
unsold, and what shall hereafter come from Europe. 

Generall Letter to the President & Council in Bengali of this days date W ship 
Shaaiem read, approvd, and signd. 

-Richard Bourchier Writer petitions to lay down the R\ Hon ble . Comp as service 
having had very ill health ever since his arrivall, which is Granted him, and his 
petition is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred eighty three 
twelve fanams on that acco'. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw b . Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon kle . Edward Harrison Esq*. 

Presid 1 . & Govern" of Fort S t . George &c a Counoil. 

Hon ble . &c\ S B3 . 

With humble submission I crave leave to inform yo r Hon r &c a Council that 
three days before I was suspended the Dep ty . Govern 1, of York Fort orderd me to 
copy over my Warehousekeep rs and M r . Douglass his storekeepers acco ts . to be 
sent to England ffl the Mead Friggat, I acquainted him that my Warekousekeep 13 . 
acco ts . were ready, as for the storekeeper the two months that 1 officiated in that 
Employ (during the aforesaid M 1 '. William Douglass his absence) should have them 
ready against the limited time, but thought it very hard that he should require me 
to do other peoples buisness and my own, and not the least of writing assistance 
allow'd me, however for that and no other reason I was suspended from officiating in 
eaid Employs, and all books and papers of acco ts . together with the keys of the 
Warehouse and storehouse seiz'd upon, and a list of them taken by M r . Henry 
Griffith the Accomptant, M r . Henry White in Company at the same time. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 95 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 IS — 

With humble submission to yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . Council, the present Gent 11 , of 
Beneoolen in my opinion ought to have sent the list taken as before mentiond for 
yo r . Hon 1 '. &c a . Councils perusall. 

Sometime after I was suspended the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council sent for me into 
the Consultation room, where was present M r . Henry Griffith they acquainted me 
there was a deficiency of Salt petre 205 : — ■ I told them that it was impossible 
there could be such a large quantity of Salt petre wanting, and I not know any 
thing of it, I humbly offer to yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &e a . Council that the want of Salt petre 
must arise from some mistake in Acco ls ., the which had not liberty granted me to 
Examine, which did request in Consultation but was deny'd it, the Dep ty . Gov 1 ', say- 
ing in a great passion why do not you bring in the Comp as money for the saltpetre, 
threatning to confine me, and was soon after confind to the Fort for three months, as 
likewise my goods and effects seizd on, for it's evident I could no ways imbezzle the 
same, there being no vent for it on the West Coast of Sumatra, and none ever issued 
out from the Godowns without the knowledge of the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council, what 
was done from the time of my suspension and the taking of the keys from me, to the 
time of the taking the Acco\ Eemains, which was five days after I cannot tell. 

Soon after M 1 '. Harrison & Cap'. Phrip's leaving the West Coast, I deliverd out 
to some Malays in goods and mony to the amount of seven hundred Dollars to make 
a large kiln of Chinam, which was to contain One hundred Quoine according to 
agreement, a little while before the kiln was to be sett on fire, I was confind to the 
Port, so that the Chinam was wholly neglected thro the occasion of my being 
confin'd, so was a loser above half what was advanc'd. 



During the time of my suspension there was an error found in the 
acco ts . of an overcharge, that was corrected by M r . Henry Griffith the Accompt'., the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of York Fort when they came to pay the Acco'. Salary, 
stop'd ten pounds of my salary for the Accomptants correcting the aforementiond 
error. 

The night after Pangran Jangalloo, & Dupatty Jangalloo bis brother were taken 
prisoners I was walking in the Fort in Company with the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', M 1 '. Henry 
Griffith, M r . Thomas Lloyd, & Cap'. Charles Atkins, M 1 '. John Hunter came and 
whisperd me in the ear, and said he wanted to speak with me, I told him yes with 
all my heart, so went with him to his house, as soon as I enterd the door and sat 
down he lock'd the door upon me, but said nothing to me about any buisness, he 
kept me there for the space of two hours, there was M r . Henry White lying upon a 
Couch in the same room where I was, with a sword in his hand and a pair of pistols 
by him, whilst I was thus confind the aforementiond M r . Huuter went out of the 
house, and lock'd the door after him, he soon returnd and told me I might go out of 
his house if I pleasd, but gave me no reason why I had beeu detaind, or rather 
imprisond there. 

This is part of the hard usage I have mett with from the Gent", at York Fort 
(for I am unwilling to repeat all the hardships I have mett with there) which I think 
I have reason to complain of, after having serv'd my R*. Hon bl °. Masters to the best 
of my ability (and I trust I may say faithfully and truly for seven years) & having 
given the Gentlemen at Beneoolen no just occasion to use me as they have done, it 
is now fourteen months that I have been suspended, in all which time J have neither 
receivd Salary nor Diet mony, and how hard it hath gone with me in all that time 
to maintain myself and family, having no great matter of my own, and being 
ref ns'd even common civility from the Gentlemen there, I leave yo 1 '. Hon r . &c\ 
Council to Judge. I remain with due respect. 

Hon ble . &c a . S rs . 
Yo 1 '. most Obed 1 . hum b1 , 9 Serv'. 
Foet S T . Geoegb, 12 ik May 1712. Sam™. Stothekd. 



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To the How 8 ". Edward Harrison Esq,". 

Presid t . & Govern" of Port S'. George &c\ Council. 

Hon b "'. S ES . &c A . 

Not having enjoyd my health since my arrivall here, and hoping that a change 
of air may contribute greatly to the recovery of it, I make it my request that yo 1 . 
Hon 1 '. &e a . will please to permit me to lay down the E\ Hon ble . Clomp", service & 
respectfully am 
Fort S r . George 15 ,k May 1712. Hou ble . S rs . &c\ 

Yo r . most Obed*. hum 618 Serv\ 

RlOH D . BOURCHIER. 

15 th Two Danes Sloops saild for Trincombarr. 

16 th Ship Shaalem Cap*. Dickinson Comm 1 '. saild for Bengali by whom sent a Generall 

Letter to the President & Council there dated yesterday. 

Sloop Good Hope Benf Henning Mast 1 ', saild for Ditto. 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . dated the 
6*u»1l*. 
17-h Ship Pattaloose Yaco Beeg Noquedah arrivd from Arracan. 

Briggantine S'. David arrivd from Port S*. David, on whom came M 1 '. 
Philip Baker, by whom rec d . two Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern 1- & Council 
there dated 14 th & 15 th inst'. 

Dispatchd & Mussoola six peons w th Nine Thousand Pagodas for Port S*. 
David, & a Generall Letter of this days date. 

Ship Hussein Narran Serang saild for Metchlep m . 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq". Gov". & Prbsid t . 
M °™ v Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warke. 

M". Brnyon at Pontichery. 

24^— pd^inb Gruapa &e a Arrack Partners pay into Cash Three hundred & sixteen Pagodas, 

the Arraok twenty f our fanams on that acco\ 

Farmers. 

p * E b 50 ' t William Warre for Bernard Benyon storekeep 1 '. reads that acco'. for last month, 

storekeepr. and pays into Cash Five hundred and fifty Pag 9 , on acco'. stores sold. 

and ye aooot. 
read. 

Theaeoomptu The Accomptant acquaints the Board that he already finds there will be severall 

he P findB yl considerable wants in the Warehouse, a true account of which he will lay before us, 
eeyeraii wantB U p on the ballance of the books. 

in ye Ware- r 

house. 

a scrutiny Orderd that a scrutiny be made when and how these deficiencys have happend, 

madeVhen* D y comparing former acco ts . of remains. 

and how 
they hap- 
pend. 



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rom 



Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 6 th inst'. G <™ 11 '•« 
read, advising the receipt of a box inarkd V containing Seven Thousand Five dated m l 
hundred and eighty Madrass Pagodas, also that they beleive they can procure an inBtt - read 
abatement upon the Izzarees, fine Longcloth, and Sallampores. 

They likewise send us copy of a Letter from M 1 '. Faucet at Ingeram advising ^LetTZ/froi 
that the Investment is already begun, and that he has a fair prospect of success. Mr. Thos. 

Faucet at 
Ingeram. 

Generall Letters from Fort S' David dated the 14 th & 15 th inst'. read, which Genii Lws 
came by M r . Philip Baker Advising the arrivall of the Mussoola sent them the 8 th SSEddrt*' 
inst'. with Six Thousand Pagodas, the said Letters acquaint us with the death of i4«t> & 15th 
M 1 ' John Calvert one of the Council! in Bengali, who went upon an Expedition to Mr.Vaker by 
reinstate the old King of the Maldivas in Decemb 1 ' last, but meeting with ill success, read, 
in their coming back, touchd at Fort 8*. David, where he went ashore sick some M^JobV" 
time in April. Cai vert one 

r of ye Bengali 

Councils 
[death j 

The President acquaints the Board that he this morning receivd a Letter from ThePresidt. 
M 1 ' Benyon advising that the Buxee with the prisoners is arriv'd at Waldore, whom B c q a ^ t y t 
he offers to deliver up, with the ratification of the articles, on receipt of the mony [our] 
beforehand, which slight has very much exasperated the Mediator, who has fix'd arriTd^t " r ° 
Wednesday to know their finall determination. fwjaidore, ' 

J well they 

refuse to 
deliver up 
* without 

money before- 

Orderd that fifty bales of white cloth, and all the blew cloth in the "Warehouse, Fifty bas 
shirts &c a . be forthwith got ready, and laden upon the Toddington for the West ctoti^au the 

Coast. blew 'cloth in 

ye warehouse, 
shirts, &c»., 
Ordd. for ye 
West Coattt 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco'. for last month Viz'. Sea CuBto « 



Custom on poods imported & exported •■• Pag". 5291: 13 

Custom on grain 862: 34 

Anchorage 37: ... 

Pag*. 5691 : 11 : 68 



aocot. read 
for ApU 



and pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that acco'. P »6 S .- 100 ° 

M 1 . Philip Baker call'd in and acquainted that we had sent for him hither in Baber . 
order to employ him in overhauling the acco ts . upon the West Coast, for which he wehadsent* 
should have all suitable incouragement, he very readily accepted of the Employ, and JjJ k"^ *° 
is orderd to get himself ready to imbarque upon the Toddington, that only waited in^settHng"^ 
for his arrivall. . ~ot 

L. Harrison. wen he 

reiidily 

Tho : Frederick. accepted of. 

Hen : Devenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklky. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warke. 
Ship Oxford arrivd from Batavia by whom rec d a Generajl Letter from 19™ 
M r . John Hunter at Bencoolen dated the 8 th Jan ry last. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dat d . 
9 th inst 4 . accompanying one from the President & Council of Bengali dated 20 th 
March last. 

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Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ,y . Govern r . & Council at Fort S'. David 
of this days date. 



Thuksd^ 

22 D 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harbison Esq,*. Gov". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontichery. 
Letter from A Letter from M 1 '. John Hunter second at Bencoolen to the President & 

at ye wf Council bearing date the 3 th Jan ry . last, as also a private letter from the said John 
Ooasfcread^ Hunter to the President, dated the 8 th of Peb ry . were read, which came W ship 
the?r ing 3 ' Oxford from Batavia, and give a very melancholly acco'. of the affairs upon that 
Garrisons Coast, that their Garrisons are very thin and weak, and the Natives having sufferd 
weakjitye barbarous treatment under M r Ettrickes Government, are ripe for all manner of mis- 

Nativee phpif 

Lripe] Cnei1 - 

for all manner 
of mischeif. 

20 Furfeans Agreed that two Sergeants with twenty Europeans, and as many Topasses be 

& 26 repasses immediately got ready to imbarque upon the Toddington for Bencoolen. 

ordd. to be 
sent thither. 

& y t y« That the Leiut ts . of the severall Companys do take as many Yoluntiers as offer, and 

Leiuits. ^j. ^ e res ^ b e all good pick'd men. 

take care they ° * 

are good 
pickd men. 

capt. Blow Cap'. Thomas Blow sent for in, and orderd to put aboard water sufficient for 

offer made "" the passengers, and forty Soldiers, and left it to his choice if he will victuall the 
him to via- Soldiers himself at four fanams ^j> head. 

tuall ye » 

SoldierB, for 
4 fane. r |> 
Diem [s»«] 

[He] Cap 1 . Blow requests to be allowd for the passage of Mess" Kingsley, Stotherd, 

requests to be Evans, and their familys, sent over hither by the Dep ty . Govern 1- & Council of Ben- 
thepxssageof coolen, which matter is referr'd to a further consideration. 

Messrs. 
Kingsley, 
Stotherd & 
Evans wth 
their familys 
wch [i B ] 
referr'd 
to further 
considerate 

TheMercht* The joynt stock Merchants request that the remains of damag'd Broadcloth in 

dlmaa'of y ° the Warehouse, may not be put up to publick sale amoug the rest of the remnants 

Bro w~ -°h h in now selline:, and offer to give the utmost value, that can reasonably be put upon it, 

maynothe" 86 rather than it should go into any other hands, which would be very prejudiciall to 

pu ' up . to i them. 

publiok etle. 

Ordd. y t wt Orderd that which is damag'd of the said cloth be cut off and valued apart, and 

he cutoff & tliat tne S ood be deliverd them at the Contract price. 

ye good deld. 
ym at Con- 
tract piioe 



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99 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1713 

The President acquaints the Board that the Fort S'. David !\lerch tK have The Ft. St. 

at last agreed to quit the remainder of the Broadeloth yet unsold, finding that they M avi jL 

are in likelyhood of being undone when the next ships arrive, accordingly they last agree to 

were calld in, and ask'd if they were willing to relinquish it, and upon giving their re^amder 

consent the Warehousekeep 1 ' is directed to make up their Acco'. for what they have ° £ th e Broad- 

-1 J__ j: ?J „c J.- 1- _ .. "ti. i i- -m_ _ i. m t^ ___• .i • : , ,,i- „ .. . ninth. 



already dispos'd of, to be transmitted to Fort S'. David, in order to settling of their m, 
acco'. of Investment, that we may know what mony to send down. 



A General! Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 9 th inst'. 
read, as also a Genarall Letter from the President & Council of Bengali dated the 
20 th March last, advising the death of the Mogull, and that all Trade is at a stand in 
those parts for the present. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmast 1 '. pays into cash Three hundred fifty three Pag 5 ., 
four fanams, & fifteen cash ace*, coynage of Gold. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



bouee-keepr. 
directed to 
make up their 
Acoots. 

GenU Lre 
from Vizagm, 
dated ye 9th 
instt. & from 
Bengali datd 
ye 20th 
Maroh read. 
Fags. 353-4 15 
p<l in acot. 
Coinage 
[of] 
Gold, by ye 
Mintma9tr. 



Ship Eecovery Cap* Hurst Comm r arrivd from Pullicat. 
Ship Jane Cap' Peter Caulier Comm r arrivd from England. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esa B . Gov". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

Willi <mi Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontichery. 
The Jane Friggat that arrivd here on Saturday last the 24 th instant having in 
her outward passage toueh'd at Bio Janeiro in Brazile, where a French squadron 
under Mons r . De Guaye arrivd soon after them to attack and plunder the place 
which they did effectually, & Cap'. Austen Coram 1 ', of the Jane having thought fit to 
surrender the said ship and the Comp as . Cargoe to the enemy, which M r . Joseph 
Collet Dep ty Govern 1 " of Bencoolen then Passenger on board the said ship, found 
means to ransom and bring hither, we have thought it necessary to require the said 
M r Joseph Collet's answers to severall interrogatory s relating to this affair, accord- 
ingly he was call'd in and each question distinctly ask'd him by the Presideut, as 
follow with his answers thereto, 

Qu l 9t . When Cap'. Austen or any of his Officers first talkd of going to Brazile, 
& when did you first suspect it. 



Mondat 



The Jane 
arriving here 
ye. 2-1 th inst b 
having been' 
t:iken at Rio 
Janerio by y» 
Frenoh, and 
ranbom'd by 
Mr. Collet 
and brot. 
hither, 
he was mild 
in and sevll. 
interrogatory* 
put to him. 



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Ans 1 '. I suspected it before we parted from the Darby which was bet n 4° & 5° N° 
Latt de some such thing being whisperd in the ship, and I beleive it might come 
from M r . Wingfeild the second mate, but the first certain knowledge I had of their 
inteutions was on the 80 th . of July in the Latt de . of 18° S°., and by computation 12° 
W*. Meridian distance from S' Jago, when the Cap 1 ask'd me to go into the Bound 
house, where the Cheif mate Mr Burgess read a paper, which had been drawn up 
before, intimating the necessity of their putting into Brazile.. 

Qu : 2' 1 . "What were the Capt". pretences for going to Brazile. 

Ans 1 '. That his men were touchd with the scurvy, that he should want a supply 
of water and provisions, and that by cleaning his ships bottom she would sail so 
much the better as to regain the loss of time. 

Qu. 3 d . Did you use any arguments to perswade them against going in. 

Ans 1 '. I told them they were the best judges of the ships condition, and if they 
agreed it to be absolutely necessary, I should not oppose them. 

Qu : 4 th . Was any Consultation regularly call'd, or your advice ask'd concern- 
ing the ships going in. 

Ans 1 '. No, nor did they think any of us worthy advising with, only the Cheif 
mate after having read his paper, ask'd me if I had anything to say against it, to 
which T returnd answer as before. 

Qu : 5 th . How came the Jane to part with the Darby, and if Cap 1 . Wooton did 
not use his endeavours to keep her Company, and promisd Cap' Austin to supply 
him with anything he could spare. 

Ans 1 '. That there was all the reason in the world to suspect that the Jaue left 
the Darby purposely in the night, which they had attempted to do severall times 
before, that Cap 4 . Wooton had often shortend sail in order to keep with the Jane & 
that he really thinks he did hear Cap' Wooton offer Cap' Austen any assistance in 
his power. 

Qu. 6 th . Do you not think the ship might have done very well without going to 
Brazile, and especially if she had staid with the Darby. 

Ans 1 '. Yes undoubtedly, and according to the winds we met after we put for 
Brazile tis highly probable we might have reachd the Cape, within very few days as 
soon as we did Bio Janeiro. 

Qu. 7 th . What sick men had you aboard, and how many dead when you went 
into Brazile. 

Ans 1 '. I do not remember we had bury'd any of our ships Complement, and there 
were not above three sick at most, none of which in any danger. 

Qu : 8 th . What water and beer did the ship carry into Brazile to the best of 
your knowledge. 

Ans 1 '. The Cap', himself told me the very day we went in, that he had nine 
tun of water & four of ship beer. 

Qu. 9"\ Why did you not protest against, the ships going to Brazile. 

Ans 1 '. I was not seaman enough to judge of the necessitys they pretended, 
especially as to the mens health, and the Doctor had sign'd a Certificate that it was 
absolutely necessary, I was fearfull least if any ill accident shou'd happen, it might be 
laid to my door, and indeed 1 was not acquainted with the usuall methods of protest- 
ing, nor did I know it to be a duty incumbent on me, besides I did beleive there was 
a scarcity of water in the ship when we bore away because en the 27 th of June, the 
Cap', had redue'd the men to a quart of water a man a day. 

Qu. 10 th . What day did you arrive at Bio Janeiro, and what day did the news 
arrive from England, that a French squadron might be daily expected. 

Ans 1 '. We arrivd y e . 18 th - Aug st . and on the 23 d . we rec d . news of a French 
squadron commanded by Mons 1 . De Guaye, that might be daily expected. 



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Qus. 11 th . Why did not the Cap', get away immediately to sea upon this advice. 
Ans r . The English Consul did indeed press him very much to be gone, and so 
did I, accordingly he promis'd to sail next day, and in order thereto I sent all my 
necessarys aboard, but when the time came he alterd his mind, pretending that his 
casks were ashore, and he could not get them off, but T really beleive the greatest 
occasion was, he had not dispos'd of those things which brought him so farr out of 
his way. 

Qu : 12 th What day did the French arrive. 
Ans 1 '. the 1 st of Septemb 1 '. 

Qu : 13 th Why did you not immediately land the Treasure and endeavour to 
save it by carrying up into the Country, or by burying it under ground. 

Ans 1 '. I did propose the landing of it to the Cap 4 offering to accompany it, but 
he utterly refus'd it, alledging that he could no ways answer it by his Charterparty 
agreement, because of any accident happend by imbezzlement or otherwise, ho was 
liable to make it good. 

Qu : 14 th Did the Cap', save his own money or any part of it. 

Ans r . Yes he sav'd an intire chest, which the Consul securd for him in the 
Country, and gave him bills to England for it's amount. 

Qu : 15 In what manner did you ransom the ship, how much mony did you pay, 
and on whom did you draw your bills. 

Ans 1 '. To the foregoing question M 1 '. Collet produces the following copy of a Letter Mr Coiiat 
wrote the Hon We . Court of Directors from Rio Janeiro, wherein his proceedings in of°aLette° Pf 
this affair are set down at large. Court of 6 

Direotrs. 
• from Braiil*. 

To the Hon blv y* Court of Directors 

of the United Comp 4 . of English Merch ts 
tradeing to the east indies 

Hon*" 8 es 

I hopd before this time to have advis'd yo 1 . Hon", of our safe arrivall at the Cape 
of Good hope, but am now oblig'd to give a more unacceptable acco\ of our affairs, 
on the 30 lU of July we were in 18° of S° Latt de and by computation 12° Meridian 
distance W of S* Jago, when Cap* Austin and his Cheif mate told me, they found it 
necessary on acco' of the length of the Voyage, and for the refreshment of their men 
to put into this Port, I replyd they were best judges of the ships Circumstances, and 
that if they found it necessary either for a supply of provisions, or refreshment of 
their men I should not oppose it, on the 18 th of Aug st . we arriv'd at this Port, on 
the 4 th or 5 th day after we were all alarm'd with a report, that a French squadron 
was on the Coast design'd for this place, Cap*. Austin propos'd to sail the next day, 
and I sent my baggage on board that I might be ready at an hours warning, the 
next day the Cap*, told roe he would stay to get in some wood, water, and other 
provisions, and at length determind to sail the 2' 1 or 3 d of Septemb 1 ' but was prevent- 
ed by Mons 1 '. De Guaye who with fifteen sail of men of warr and friggats, and two 
bomb vessells enter'd this Harbour on the 1 st of Septemb 1 ', here were four Portugueze 
men of warr, three of which burnt themselves, the fourth ruu on shore and bilg'd, 
in three days the French were intire Masters of the Town, and all the Forts which 
had been deserted by the Portugueze the night afore, the enemy enterd the harbour 
with so strong a gale, and advane'd so fast, that I was obligd to pass thro their fire 
to get on board the Jane, which was by this time under sail up the harbour, in hopes 
to get out of the way of the French guns, when I came on board after a little dis- 
course with Cap* Austin I found him determind not to land the Treasure, nor to 
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destroy the ship, bat to surrender on the fust summons, it being impossible to defend 
her, however he thought fit to send a chest of Treasure of his own up into the Coun- 
try, as for myself & M 1 ' Yarborough we were unwilling to fall into the enemy s hands, 
till the Pate of the Town was decided, having some hopes that in case the enemy 
were oblig'd to return without beiDg Masters of the Town, that we might procure 
some passage to the Cape of Good Hope, and so proceed to India, which we thought 
of importance for yo r Hon ls service, we therefore quitted the ship & retir'd into the 
Countrv, expecting the event, when I heard that the French were in full possession 
of the Town and all the Ports, I apprehended a greater probability of proceeding by 
their assistance, than by remaining among the Portugueze, M r . Yarborough agreeing 
with me, we took boat and came down the river designing to surrender our selves to 
the Prench Generall, in our passage down, we saw the Jane riding with her English 
colours still flying, we went on board and found they had not yet been summond 
but that Cap'. Austin had determind to send his Mate to surrender the ship to Mons 1 ' 
De Guaye, in hopes as he said of ransoming her upon easy terms, we staid on board 
two nights, and then went in the boat which brought U3 out of the Country, and 
surrenderd ourselves to Mons 1 ' De Guaye, the Cheif mate follow'd immediately in 
the ships boat and surrenderd the ship also, some days after I propos'd to the Prench 
to buy a small Briggantine, or other small vessell, in order to proceed on my 
Voyage, they told me there was none in the harbour in which I could safely undertake 
such a Voyage, but that they would sell me the Jane, I positively refus'd to treat about 
her, because I would not interfere with the Cap*, but went to view severall vessells in 
the Port, which I found answerd the character, I then concluding my return to 
Europe unavoidable, till about a fortnight after when I receivd a Letter from Cap*. 
Austin, acquainting me that the Prench would not sell the Jane without her loading, 
and if I would I might buy both, I went immediately to him, and ask'd if he 
would treat for both, he reply 'd he would not, I then first enter'd on a Treaty for her, 
the Prench had taken the Treasure out excepting one chest of your Hon 1 ' 8 , and a 
small chest of M r . Pinks, which Cap 4 . Austin informd me had been stolen by some 
of the ships crew, and carry'd in the pinnace, besides which they Excepted some 
Corrallthat was on hoard, and for the ship and remaining part of the Loading we at 
length agreed for Three Thousand Pive hundred pounds, which I esteem the full 
value in England, reckoning the goods included in yo 1 ' Hon rs . bill of Loading at 
Fifteen hundred pounds, the ship at the same, and my own goods with other peoples 
aboard at Pive hundred, the reasons that induc'd me to give so large a price, after I 
found they would not sell it at a lower rate, were because I knew the Comp 3 * goods 
consisting cheiny of Navall & Garrison stores were probably of great importance to 
the place design'd, and that therefore it was worth while to give the prime cost in 
England here, especially being by a seven months pass securM from any further 
apprehens ns of an enemy, besides that I hope the speedy arrivall of my self and 
M r . Yarborough at Bencoolen will be very much for yo r . Hon 1 ' 8 , interest there, 
as also that I propose to make of the ship, and the seperate [ pass ] of the 
Cargo on my arrivall in India as much as will be sufficient to make good in the 
Comp as . Cash at Bencoolen, the overplus of the purchase above the prime cost of the 
foods consign'd by yo r . Hon r5 . to Madrass & Bencoolen, urg'd by these considerations 
I have taken the liberty to draw on yo r . Hon 1 ' 8 , the sum of Three Thousand Pive 
hundred pounds, payable to Mons r . De Guaye Trovin or order in S* Malo's, three 
months after the arrivall of the squadron cofhanded by him in Prance, at the 
then Curr*. Exchange, with w ch . I humbly request yo r . Hon 18 , eomplyance, having 
sent my son & my servant M r Edm d . Bunting as hostages for performance, and that 
there be no hazard of loss by conferring this obligation, I request that Two Thousand 
pound may be insurd from hence to Madrass and Bencoolen, and the charge plac'd to 
my ace 4 , which will be done on easy terms considering our seven months pass, and the 
season of the year for passing the Cape, I wrote to yo 1 '. Hon 1 ' 8 in Comp' 1 with M 1 '. 
Yarborough by the Plorida on the 18 th of May being off of Porto San[cto] when we 
advis'd the death of M r . Lee Garrett, which happen'd a week after our departure 
fromTorbay, I cannot send a copy, having destroy'd it with all papers of importance, 
particularly yo r . Hon", packet, before our surrender to the French. 



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-FOBT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 V2 



As I have in the whole of this affair acted with the utmost sincerity, what I 
thought most conducive to yo r . Hon 1 ' 8 , interest so I hope it will be accepted at the 
hands of 

Rio de Janeiro Oct 11 . 15 th . 1711. S 

Yo v . Hon 13 most humble Serv ts . 
Joseph Collet. 

M r . Richard Yarborough was call'd in and interrogated in the very same manner Mr. Tatlw». 

with M 1 '. Joseph Collet, and his answers to every question were in effect the same, yeaamT' 

except that part relating to the ransoming the ship, in which he was no way pestione put 

eoncern'd but affirms that M r . Collet did not offer at buying the ship, till Cap 1 . Austin Mr. coHet, to 

had relinquish'd all pretensions under his hand. iT™ ■ 



M T . Collet produces a Letter from Cap'. Austin acquainting him that he had no Mr. Collet 
intentions to meddle with the ship on his own or the Own rs . acco'., and desires that Lettr?fcom 
the said Letter may be registerd here, which is agreed to. ^ A ™^ 

yt he had no 
design to 
meddle wth 
ye ship, & 
desires it may 
be regiBtd. 

Cap*. Thomas Wotton call'd in, and the following questions put to him. wootton 

calld in & 
eevU, queetn»: 
put to him 
relating to 



ye Jane. 



Qu. 1 When you was in Company with the Jane, did you ever hear any body 
on board that ship talk of going to Brazile. 

Ans r . No not directly, but Cap*. Austin always proposd standing to the West- 
ward, th6 the wind was so, that a more advantagious stretch might be made to the 
Eastward, wherefore I did suspect he had some such design. 

Qu. 2 d . What Latitude did the Jane leave you in, and in what manner. 

Ans r . They left us in or about the Latitude of 5°. 51'. N° it was in the night, & 
very little wind S°.erly, I stood to the E'.ward, and saw the Jane at midnight, but 
when day came, she was out of sight, which could not have happen'd any other 
•way, than by her standing to the W'.ward. 

Qu. 3 d . Did not you and your Officers conclude to the best of your judgments 
that they left you purposely. 

Aus r . We all concluded they might have kept us Company if they pleas'd, 
because we went with an easy sail, and there was so little wind that if the Jane had 
not stood one way, and we another, 'twas impossible she could have been out of sight 
by morning. 

Qu. 4 th . -Did not you unrigg yo r . Top gallant yards in order to keep her Comp% 
and did not you promise them water, and all manner of assistance. 

Ans r . I did. 

Qu. 5 th . How did you meet with the winds after they parted with you, and how 
long was you in getting to the Cape. 

Ans r . I found the winds to the Westward of the S ., and stood to the S° E\ 
ward we arrivd at the Cape the 6 th of August. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE. MAY 1718- 



On ye whole 
it appears 
plainly to ue 
ytCapt. 
Auaten had 
all along a 
design to 
touch at 
Brazile, & J't 
they left the 
Darby 
purposely. 

whioh 

deviatn. is 
very muoh 
aggravated 
by his staying 
so long there, 
after he had 
news [of] ye 
French. 



Court of 
Directors 
yt he has 
drawn on ym. 
for his 

& we not 
knowing ye 
value of wt. 
laden by ye 
Compa. od 
ye Jane, ye 
Lres & Invos 
being sunk. 
.Messrs. 
Horden & 
Connell 
ordd. on 
board to take 
an ace', of 
every thing 
yt goes out 
of her. 
which ye 
Warehouse- 
keepr is ordd. 
to Teceive & 
keep in a 
Gcdown 
apart, to be 
view'd by a 
Committee of 
this Board. 
The Presidt. 
aoqts. Mr. 
Collet yt 
we expect 
security for 
making good 
ye sum drawn 
on ye. Court 
of Directors. 
The season 
drawing near 
for our 
Earop9 
Ships 
Agreed yt 
advioes be 
lodg'd for 
ym. at 
Negapin. & 
Trinoombarr, 
bv ye Presi- 
dent, Sir. 
Frederick & 
Mr. Daven- 
port. 

Pags 1000 pd. 
in by the Sea 
Customer. 



It appears to us very plainly by the testimony of the aforemention'd Gentlemen, 
that Cap'. Austin & his Mates had all along a design to touch at Brazile, and finding 
that if they kept Company with the Darby who very rightly streteh'd to the E'.- 
Ward, he would lead them out of their intended way, they stole away from him in 
the night by standing to the Westward, and afterwards were at liberty to pursue 
their project, and 'tis observable that by standing to the Westward they met a 
months calms, and contrary winds, which the Darby escapd by standing the other 
way. 

This deviation to Brazile appears to us very unnecessary and inexcusable, and 
is much aggravated by their staying in that Port, from the 23 cl . Aug 3 ', that the news 
of the French squadron came from England, to the 1 st of Septemb r when the said 
squadron arrivd. 



Upon perusall of M'. Joseph Collet's Letter to the Hon ,,le . the Court of 
Directors, we find that he has drawn his bills of Exchange upon them for his 
ransom, that the ship is valued in the French bill of sale at Fifteen hundred pound 
Sterl., the Comp as . goods on board, which he affirms to have bought for their ace*. 
Fifteen hundred pound Sterl. and the private goods belonging to himself and other 
persons Five hundred pound Sterl., amounting altogether to Three Thousand Five 
hundred, pound Sterl., but all the Invoices & Letters being thrown overboard and 
sunk, and no copys of them here, we know not the value of what was laden by the 
Comp' on board this ship. 



Oedee'd that M 1 . Richard Horden & M 1 . Richard Conell do immediately go on 
board the Jane, and remain there till she is unladen, taking an acco'. of every thing 
that goes out of the ship, with the marks and numbers. 



Oederd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. do receive every thing which comes from 
aboard the Jane into his Custody, keeping them in a Godown by themselves, till 
such time as the ship is wholly unladen, & they have been view'd by a Committee 
appointed from this Board. 



The President acquaints M'. Joseph Collet that we expect a sufficient security 
for making good the sum drawn on the Hon ble . Council of Directors, which he very 
readily consents to, and the matter is referrd to further consideration. 



The season drawing near for the arrivall of our Europe Shipping. 



Agreed that proper advices & directions be lodgd at Negapat m . and Trincombarr, 
and that for secrecy's sake this affair be left to the President, M r . Thomas Frede- 
rick, & M 1 '. Henry Davenport. 



William Martin Sea Custom 1 , pays into Cash One Thousand Pag s . on that 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



105 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712- 



Capt. Blow 



Govern r . & Second to Beneoolen, and as many more as he can conveniently accomo- his shi P read y 

' •> •'to carry ye, 

date. jd. Govr. 

&oa to 
Beneoolen. 



M r . Richard Horden offers his bill on M r . Hastings for five hundred Pagodas, 
which is agreed to he taken, and that sum to be paid him out of Cash. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tho. Fredebiok. 
Hen. Davenpobt. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Waeee. 
Ship Arcot Cap*. Crompton saild for Ton queen. 



Mr. Hordeu'a 
bill on Mr. 
Hastings for 
500 Pags. 
acoepted. 



26' 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edwaed Harrison Esa E - Oov\ & Peesid t 



Toesday 
27 fB . 



Henby Davenport 
Edward Bulkley 



Thomas Eeedebick. 
William Mabtin. 
William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 

M\ Benyon at Pontichery 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 * Mintmast 1 . reads tbat ace* 
the Warehousekeep 1 '. Seventeen hundred twenty nine Rupees ace'. Coynag 
silver. 



Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 . reads that aeco'. for last month. 



Generall Letter from M r Bernard Benyon at Pontichery dated the 23 d instant 
read, advising the arrivall of our prisoners at Pontichery from Chingee, as also the 
articles of Agreement sign'd by Serope Sing. 

The President acquaints the Board that by fresh Letters receivd from Auringa- 
bad, there is advices that Muzzodeen the eldest son of Shaalem is settled upon the 
Throne, and that the other three brothers are kiil'd. 



for last month, and delivers April reSd'fc 

f Rs. 1729-dd. 
ye Ware- 
housekeepr. 
acct. 

Coinage of 
silver. 
Warehouse 
aoot. for last 
month read. 



Letter from 
Mr. Benyon 
read 

advisg. ye 
arrivall of 
the prisoners 
at Pontichery. 
The Presidt. 



there is 

adviod of 

Muzodeens 

being settled 

on the 

Throne, 

& ye 3 other 

brothers 

kiil'd. 

The Settlement of the West Coast Council debated and the following particulars wt. coast 

agreed to. affrs - debated 

° & Agreed. 

That M r . Richard Yarborough chosen second in England being intirely a ytMrRd. 
stranger to the West Coast affairs, do reside at Beneoolen till he has learnt the "' te6 - hein e 

i n i j. iL n i a "'ranger do 

language and Customs oi the Country. reside at 

x> 07 Beneoolen. 



106 Record* of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, KAY 1712- 



yt Mi-. That M 1 '. Matthew Ridley be third of Council & Cheif at Bantall, as a person 

^Couiuf. & perfectly well skilld in the Language, and acceptable to the Natives, having been 
cheif of many years upon the Coast, and some time Govern r ., when we do not find any mis- 

Bana behaviour laid to his charge. 

ytjir Ridley That whereas the said Matthew Kidley was some time ago depriv'd of his 

formerly lost memory by a severe fit of sickness, it be left to Joseph Collet Esq 1 ', the present Dep ty . 
h [B ti(fo\esI Gov 1 , to judge whether he be perfectly recoverd, so as to be fit for this Employ, 
[he] be left to and if not, that M 1 '. John Hunter be Cheif of Bantall, who is the next best qualify'd 

Mr. Collet -npr-onn 

whether to person. 

employ him 
or not, afl he 
finds him 
capable, if 
not, yt Mi'. 
John Hunter 
be Cheif of 
Bantall. 

[Yo.jMrjohr. That M r . John Daniell if living be fourth of Councill, M r . John Hunter fifth, 

M^john 34 ' ' and M r . Henry White Sixth, the last being a person skill'd in book keeping, and 
Hunter 6th, recommended as one that has taken a great deal of pains in that buisness. 

& Mr. Henry ° r 

White sixth. 

Saniefr That if M r . John Daniell be dead (as we have reason to apprehend by our last 

shou'd be advices) the Council shall consist of no more than five. 

dead ye 
Counoil 
consist of no 
more yn five. 

yt Mr. white That M r . Henry White shall have no extraord ry . salary as Councill whilst there 

have no J J 

Extraordry. are m0 re than five of Council, but shall have Twenty pounds & ann. allow'd him for 
' "" ' y keeping the books, if M r . Collet finds him capable, the same that was allow'd by our 

gratuity :" 
keepg. ye 
books 

•thit it That if Mess 1 ' 8 . Thomas Kingsley & Samuel! Stotherd appear to be innocent of 

KiriKsiey & what laid to their charge, they do take place according to their standing, and if not 
stotherd be that they be dismist and sent for Europe by the first Ship. 

innocent they 
have their 

standing. That it b e particularly recommended to M r . Joseph Collet that the aforemeu- 

be^ecom- *° tiond Gentlemen have a fair hearing as soon as they arriv[e] and that if they appear 
mended to ye to be not guilty, the persons who have injurd them may be obligd to make them 
r>- Govt. reasonable reparation. 
2 Emopeans Agreed that John Hill & Thomas Earingdon be entertaind in the Gunroom 



gratnityTo'r' Masters to M 1 '. William Griffith deceas'd. 



entertd. in p„ ow 

the Gunroom. ^r6W. 

Leiutt. Orderd that Leiut'. Erancis Hugonin be wrote for up from Fort S 4 . David, to 

t^wrote for take possession of the Gunners Employ, the troubles at that place being over. 

from Fort 
St. David. 

Ensign Ensign John Burnell having been guilty of severall disorders, such as intempe- 

rrTvin^been rd ^ e drinking, abusing the Ereemen & Companys servants and disobedience to his 
guilty of superiour Officers, and the President acquainting the Board that he had severall 
^a^eanrg. times pardond him in hopes of amendment, but in vain. 
Ordd y t he Orderd that he be dismist the service, and render'd uncapable for the future. 

be dismist £. 

ye service. E. HARRISON. 

Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Btjlklev. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Wabre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



107 



FORI ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712- 



Sloop Mary, William Wathen Mast 1 ', arrivd from Batavia. 

A Danes Sloop arrivd from Trincombarr. 

Ship Hussadee Salamut, Mulla Saduek Noquedah arr a . from Pegu. 

Sloop Ramah arrivd from Fort S*. David by whom reoeivd a Generall Letter 
from the Dep ty . Gov 1 '. & Council there dated the 26 th inst'. inclosing Invoice & bill 
of Loading for 30 bales sent on her. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq,*. Gov 3 . & President. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Pontiehery. 

Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that ace', for last month Viz' 



Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Diet stores laid in ... 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & Kepairs 

Charges Cattle 

New Hospitall 

New Guard house ... 

8*. Thomas's Point .., 

Mint 

Charges Extraord'y. 

Maddapollam Tatch 

House moveables 

Priaman settlement 

Fort S l . David 

Vizagapatam Factory 



Thursday 

29 th . 











Paying, acoot 










for April 


Pag* 


1332 


15 





read. 




344 


17 









184 


1 


._ 






493 


25 


— 






139 


3 









99 


3 









630 


26 


— 






413 


4 









325 


21 









25 3 


18 









98 


24 









4 


31 


— 






9 


14 


— 






11 


32 


— 






30 


13 


— 






5 


5 


— 




Pag*. 


4381 




- 





Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1- . & Council of Fort S c . David dated Gen.Lre 
26 th instant read, advising the receipt of the Nine Thousand Pagodas sent by a fj°™ d F dat«i 
Mussoolathe 17 th , as also that the enemy were very civil & quiet, and that they have the 20th 
sent us thirty bales of cloth, which is all they had ready imbaled. ulBtt- Iead- 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag 9 , on that 
Acco'. 

Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 . acquainting the Board that all the goods 
were landed from on board the Jane, and secur'd in the Warehouse. 



Ordero that Mess™. Henry Davenport, William Martin, & Edward Bulkley do 
forthwith Examine the said goods, and make their report of what goods they find 
belonging totheComp a ., with the valuation put upon them, according to the Invoices 
that came out last vear. 



Pags. 1000 
pd. in by ye 
eea Cuetr. 

The Ware- 
housekeepr. 
acqtg. ne yt. 
all ye goods 
are landed 
from ye Jane. 
Ordd. yt. 
Messrs. 
llavenport 
Martin & 
Bulkley do 
examine & 
value them & 
make their 
report 
thereof. 



108 



Records of Fort St. George 



-BOBT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1718- 



2 Criminalls 
to be sent to 
the West 
Coast. 

The Beery to 
demand 
Capt. Blows 
an6er ; if he 
will accept of 
4 fane a day 
to viotuall 
y e soldiers. 

Pags. 3036 : 
32 :— adraacd 
ye Paymr. 



30 r 



Orderd that the Cheif Justice of the Choultry do put aboard the Toddington 
any two of the black prisoners that have been convicted for stealing, to be sent for 
the West Coast. 

That the Sec ry . demand Cap 1 . Blow's answer against next Consultation, whether 
he will accept of four fanams a day to victuall the Passengers that go upon him. 



Orderd that Three Thousand thirty six Pagodas, thirty two fanams, be advancd 
Edward Bulkley Paymast r . to defray Charges Garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley, 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Ship Pattamoreik saild for Bengali. 

Dispatch'd by Tappys the following Generall Letters of this days date. 
To the Hon ble . S 1 '. Andrew Hebert Gov 1 ', of Pontichery. 
To the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council of Fort S*. David. 
To M r . Bernard Benyon. 
Ship Metchiebander Cap'. Weld Comrn 1 . arriv'd in this Road, not being able 
to gain her passage to Persia. 



Saturday. 

ULT°. 



Genii Lre to 
ye Wt. CoaBt 
read and 
approv'd. 

The Presidt. 
aoo.ts.ye 
Board yt. he 
hears Mr. 
Cha : Doug- 
lass Supra 
Cargo of ye 
Roohester 
has sent a 
foe]] of Tea 
to Bencoolen. 
Ordd. yt. it 
be sent 
imediately 
upon Mr. 
Collets 
arrivall, 
hither upon 
ye President. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq e . Ggv\ & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
WiLLiAft Warre. 

M n . Benyon at Pontichery. 

A Generall Letter of instructions to Joseph Collet Esq r . Dep ty . Gov r . &c a . 
Council of the West Coast was read and approv'd, as enterd in the Letter book 
N* 73. 

The President acquainting the Board that he hears by scverall persons arriv'd 
from Batavia, that M 1 '. Charles Douglass supra Cargo of the Rochester, having a 
parcell of Tea on the Companys acco 4 . more then he cou'd lade on board the said 
ship, has sent it upon the Rising Sun to Bencoolen. 



Orderd that the said Tea be dispatch'd away hither on the ship President 
immediately upon M r . Collets arrivall, because if it should go home in the hould of a 
pepper ship, it would infallibly be spoilt, and the Quantity is too large for any three 
ships to carry between decks. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 109 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1712- 



Having been inform'd from good hands of severall notorious abuses committed J^g* 3 ^ ; 
in the farming of Arrack & Salt upon the West Coast. been com!'"" 

mitted in 
farming 
Arrack & Salt 
upon ye Wt. 
Coaat. 

Ordeed that a clause be added to the Letter of instructions, to prevent any such 0rdd - y'- a 
abominable practices for the future. added to 6 ye 

Lre, to 
prevent ye 
like for ye 
future. 

Leiut 43 . Edward Orrell, and George Borlace appear before the Board, and request Leiut s . Orreii 
to make an Exchange, which is agreed to, Orrell being orderd to the West Coast, appear before 



& Borlace to Bengali M 1 '. Joseph Collet Dep ty . Gov 1 ', being very well satisfy 'd there- y e Board * 

With. Exchange. 

Orderd that the Storekeep 1 '. do lade two Anchors, three or four Grapnells, the 2 Anchors 
chest of medicines, and what other necessary Garrison stores there are among the Q°[* nTj9 
Janes Cargo, upon the Toddington for Bencoolen. cht. of medi- 

cines &n.« 
neoessary to 
be laden on y» 
Toddington. 

Cap'. Thomas Blow Coram 1 * of the Toddington appearing to us to be a prudent c ap t Blow 
sober person, that may be of service to our affairs during his stay upon the West seer ? m e to 
Coast, and capable of informing the Hou ble . Court of Directors how matters are at prudent sober 
his return. person 

Oedeed that he do sit Third in Council at Bencoolen, and second at Bantall OrdM. y t he 
whilst he remains upon the Coast, and that it be particularly recomtnerided to him, to counoiut 
assist with his ships Ccmpanv upon all Occasions. Benoooien, 

r " & 2d when at 

Bantall. 

Private instructions to Mess''". Collet, Yarborough & Cap*. Blow, to touch at Private 
Bantall in their way to Bencoolen, were read, and approv'd. ^t^hae 

Yarbro & 
Capt. Blow- 
read. 

Cap'. Thomas Blow accepts of four fanams a head for victualling the Passengers. Ca pt . Blow 

aoaepts of 4 
fans a day 
[sta] to 
viotuall ye 
BoldierB. 



Oedeed that the Steward putts aboard the Toddington one but of Arrack for the 



a but of 



Soldiers, and ten Chests of Persia wine for the Dep tr . Govern 1 '. &c\ arraok to b& 



put aboard 

T-, x-r y e Todding- 

E. HaEEISON. ton for ye 

m -,-, soldiers, & 10 

THO : FREDERICK. Chests of 

Persia Wine 

for ye Depty. 

Govr. &ca. 



Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship William Cap 1 . Blacon arrivd from Surat & Bombay bv whom rec d . a Geuerall TJuneI 
Letter from the former dat d . y e 11 th , & another from the latter dated 21 st April. I s ' 

Rec rl a Generall Letter from y c Dep". Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S'. David dated 
the 30 th ult°. 

Eec d . Generall Letter from M 1 '. Philip Nodeu at Metchlep" 1 . dated y" 23". ulto . 
B-28 



110 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1719- 

At A CoNSCLTATION 

Present 



Mond VY 
2 D . 



Mr. Collet 
oalld in & 
ask'd bow tie 
proposd a 
suffict. secu- 
rity to ye 
Compa for ye 
bills drawn 
on [ym] he 
anBi-s yt he 
hopes yr. 
Effects will 
amot. to 
JE1500 — & 
yt ye | ship] 
& wt other 
things he 
purehasd in 



Edward Harbison Esq b . Gov". & Pre9id t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M u . Benyon at Fontiehery. 

M 1 '. Joseph Collet being eall'd in was ask'd by the President which way he 
propos'd a sufficient security to the Comp" for the bills of Exchange he has drawn 
upon them, to which he answerd that he hopes the Companys effects which he 
purchas'd in the Jane, will amount to the sum of Fifteen hundred pounds, which is 
what he bona fide gave for them, that he proposes to sell the ship and what else he 
purchasM in her, for as much as will make good the sum of Three Thousand Five 
hundred pounds, which is the amount of the bills drawn. 



her- 



ill se 



for enough to 
make good 
ye sum nf 
£3500 weh is 
ye amot. of 
the bills. 



Messrs. 
Davenport, 
Martin and 
Mr. Bulkley 
produce a 
report of wt. 
landed 

from ye Jane, 
wch they 
have valued 
as exactly as 

possible, & yt 

it amots to 

£1264. 6s 

10<J. 

an acot. to be 

stated wth 

Mr. Collet 

debtR him for 

3600£ & 

credtg. 

[h]im by 

ye forementd. 

Invo & wt 

money he 



Mess 1 ' 8 . Davenport, Martin, & Bulkley deliver in their report of what landed from 
on board the Jane, and particularly what they find belonging to the Company, to 
which they have put as exact a valuation as possible, considering we have not the 
Janes Invoice, & cannot make the amount more then Twelve hundred sixty four 
Pounds, five shillings, and ten pence, the particulars of which are as Enterd after 
this Consultation. 



Orderd that an acc ot . be stated with M r . Joseph Collet wherein he be debted for 
Three Thousand Five hundred Pound Sterl 6 ., in Pagodas at nine shillings, and credit- 
ed by the forementiond Invoice, and what mony he pays in, also that articles be 
drawn up, between us and the said Joseph Collet for a further security till y e 
Hon Wo . Comp as pleasure be known in this affair. 



pay 



& that arti- 
cles be drawn 
up between 
usLfor]a 
further 
seourity. 

The Presidt. 
acqts. Mr. 
Collet yt he 
must hasten 
away, he 
reqts to be 
allow'd a 
week's time 
to reoruit wch 
is granted 
him. 



The President acquaints M 1 . Collet that the affairs of the West Coast are in 
such a condition, that we cannot answer losing any time, wherefore he must prepare 
to imbarque with all Expedition, his Instructions and Dispatches being ready, he 
humbly requests this week to settle [a few words lost] uecessarys for the Voyage w ck 
considering the condition he come here in, we cannot tell how to deny. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 111 

-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 IS 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S*. David dated tbe Genu. uH 



from Ft. St. 
David dated 



30 th ult°. read, advising M r . Benyons arrivall there, after haviug settled all matters 
relating to the Peace. 30tl1 oHo, 

° read. 

Generall Letter from M r . Philip Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 23 d ult° Genu. h? e 
read, advising that he has drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Two hundred Pagodas, p r °Noden 
payable to Kittee Narran, which is agreed to be accepted and paid. datd - 2 3<i 

r • ' ° r r ulto _ adrisg# 

to have 
drawn a 
bill on ub for 
200 Pag*, wch 
is agreed to be, 
paid. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ' do bring in an ace', of what Longcloth & Thft Ware- 



housekeepi" 
ordra. ' 



Sallampores we have ready to send for Bengali in Exchange for the bales rec d . from 

thence by the Darby. b ™s ** an 

baleB we have 
ready to send 
to Bengu. 

Foul draught of a Commission for the Dep tJ . Govern 1 '. & Council of the West taught of a 
Coast read, approved, and orderd to be engrossd. y^ 88 ^,*? 1 

& Council of 
y e Wt. Coast 
read & 
approv'd. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pas 5 , on that Acco c . Pag s - 1000 

r J ° pa. in by ye 

Sea CustJ. 

General Letter from Bombay dated the 21 st April & from Suratthe ll tb d°. read, Genii. Lres 
confirming the news of Muzzodeens being settled upon the Throne, with advices by "s^ratTeacfT 
way of Persia that a Generall peace is concluded in Europe, which seems to us to 
want Confirmation. 

E. Harbison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulklef. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from y e Cheif & Council of Vizagap m dat d . 21 st ult°. 3 D , 
Bec d . a Generall Letter from Fort S 4 . David dated a^ m0 inst'. 

Bec d . a Generall Letter from Ditto dated 2 d . inst'. 4 IH . 

Eec d . a Letter from the Hon ble ] y e Cbevaleir Hebert Govern r . of Pontichery. _ 



ACCO T . GOODS EEC D . FEOM SHIP JANE. 

N° S B. One chest q tg . Viz 1 .— 

Swords 100 at 4 s . 6 d each 22-10— 

Belts for d° 100 1:3 do. ... 6-5— 

Bayonetts 100 1:3 do 6-5— 

Belts ford 100 -:3 do 1-5— 

K°. 1 One Email case q fg Viz 4 . — 

Looking glasses 6J Inch Lo. & 5 br d . 

2 Doz n . at 12 ea ... 1-4— 

Ditto 4 Inch Lo & 3 br d . 3 Doz n ffl 9 9 ea 1-7— 



2-11- 



112 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. 


GEO 


f°. G C. One chest q* Viz'.— 




Catooch boxes & belts 50 « 2 s : 6 


<\ ea 


Granado pouches 50 ® 3 :— 


-ea 


°. 1. One chest q ts Carbines . 


.. 23 


Ditto 


. 25 



GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



6-5- 
7-10 



13-15- 



48 ffi 16: 6 ea 39-12 — 

N°. M 1.2 Two chests q*. 50 Muskets ® 15:9 ea ... ... .. 39-7 6 

N . G 1.2 Two chests Canvas Viz'. — 
One chest ... ... 4 p*. 

Ditto 16 

20® 3 £eachp* 60 - - 

One case q'e 3 strong water bottles cases coverd with velvet at 

£2: — : — ea 6 - - 

N°. 7 Stationary ware one chest Viz'. 

Book paper 1 Eheara 

D°. 2 d . sort 1 d°. 

D°. 2 a sort 2 d° 

Post paper 1 d°. 

Letter paper 5 A°. 

D° 5 d. 

Penknives 12 

Quills 1000 

Ink papers 3 doz- 1 

Compasses 6, Tinn pens 2. stand [at] 6* 

Sandboxes 6, Rulers 6, Ink glasses 6 

Brass wire viz'. — ££ 

One baril & one box p z , 3 : la*: 17 lb ffi 2* f- $ 

One baril of tin plates p z . 3"9 ® 1 : 15 <^,g: 

Nine small kegs of small shot p z . $ 4 : l qr ® 18* =$- 

Handscrews 14 a. 36 s ea 

Powder horns 37 ft 12 d ea b 

Copper nails one kegg p' 4 . 25 11 ' 

Granados 42 ® 1G' T ea 

fe '" -"" 

Iron crows 19 p z . 5 : - : 4 lb a 2b ffl $ 

Match 1 cask q z . N tt 4 : 1 : - ® 20 & $ 

Black cases 28 a 1 s * : ea 

Eedlead 1.3 barils p z . $ 92- : q™. »> - -a 1.2- & $ 

White lead 3d 22 : 2 : 14 . ® 18 f> d° 

Ladles for guns of severall sizes 50 ® 2 s : 3 d : ea 
One large Bell 

& 

Sheet Lead 5 rolls p z . 30 2a* 14 ,b ® 16" &'& 
Lead Slabs 451 p s . p z . 596 : - : 5 ® 10-6 <^' d°. 
D° small barrs 170 p*. 28 : 2 : 2 S 10 : 6 ^ d°. 

-brass mortar & carnage p*. 5 qf : - : 10 11 ' 'a 15$ <#" ,@ 

n ia . . 39 15 9.i 
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Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



113 








—FORT ST. 


GEORGE, JUNE 1712 


Iron Guns 


Vizt. 


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P 


<@ q r - lb. 
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. 5 : — 4 
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106: 
Graplines37^ 11 : 1 : - 
£ 
Gunpowder 20 barils @ i & baril 
Chests and Casks of Medicines viz' 
N°MB 1 One chest for Bengali @ £60 

N° 1 One d°. for y e W*. Coast @ £30 
N° M E D One d°. for Fort S*. David @ £25 
N° 2 One cask of drugs—® £30 



Mem. dm 

Iron pitch ladles 7 p z - 39 lb 

® qr. lb. 

Eope 10 Coyle .18- 2-19 
Gimbletts 40 
Powder horns 12 

ft 
Iron worms for great guns 39 p z - 28 



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At a Consultation 



Gov E . & President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 



Thursday 

5 IH 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq ; 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

M\ Benyon at Fort 8'. David. 
M r . Joseph Collet being sent for heard his Instructions read, and was desir'd by Mr. Collets 
the President to make such remarks as he thought fit during the reading, and after read^Mm 
the said Instructions were read, M r Collet propos'd severall Querys to which he 
receivd full satisfaction. 
B-29 



114 



Records of Fort St. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



2 Genii Lres 
from Ft St. 
Da. datcl ye 
1st & 2d 
inatt. read. 

a Lre from 

Monsr 

Hebert. 

5 Europns 
entertd. in 
the Gunroom. 



Agreed that, Ten Thousand Pagodas be paid the Fort S 1 David joynt stock 
Merchants, and that Five Thousand Pagodas be immediately sent down thither by 
Mussoola to defray Charges Garrison. 

Orderd that a draught be made of soldiers for the West Coast and that they be 
shipt off on Saturday morning. 

M 1 '. Thomas Theobald free Merchant delivers in a petition as Enterd after this 
Consultation, and is desir'd to attend the Board next Council day to receive an answer. 

A Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . of the 21 st ult°. read, 
advising that their Investment, is in good forwardness, both at Ingeram, and the 
parts adjacent to Vizagap™ but that their Merchants insist much upon having a pro- 
portion of fine goods, which would much further the Investment. 

Two Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern r & Council of Fort S l . David dat d 
y e 1 st & 2 a inst'. read, advising the receipt of the Perwarmas from Serope Sing, and 
that the enemy seem to be very sincere in performing the Articles of the Treaty. 

A Letter from the Chevaleir Hebert was read, acknowledging the receipt of our 
Letter of thanks for the trouble he has had in mediating the pea[ce]. 

Agreed that Thomas Kitchin, Matthew Barnes, Thomas Tailor, Henry Church- 
man, & John Marsy be entertaiud in the Gunroom Crew. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M - Martin. 

Edw b . Bdlkley. 

W*. Jennings. 

William Warre. 
To the Hon. ble Edward Harrison Esq e . 

Presib 1 . & Govern*, op Fort S t . George &c A . Couno 1l . 
Hon ele S E &c\ 

In the ship Jane that was taken by the French at Eio Janeiro in Brazile, I had 
two chests of Corrall, one of which am informd was carry'd away by the enemy, 
and that the other is now ashore here in the Companys Godown. 

My request to yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c :i . is that you will please to favour me with your 
order for the delivery of it, if you think I have a right thereto, on produce of my 
Invoice & bill of Loading for the same, & I shall readily pay such a proportion of the 
salvage of said ship &c a . as the Gentleman now in possession ransom'd her for or 
submit to what your opinion therein is. I am with all due respect. 

Fort S t . George, Gent" 

June y e 3 d 3 712. Your most hum We Serv* 

Tao. Theobald. 



Dispatch'd by Pattamars Gen 11 . Lres to Surat & Bombay of this date. 
Ship Dolben Cap 4 . Boddam Comm 1 '. arrivd from Surat. 
Ship Edward & Francis George Williams Mast 1 ', saild for Ganjam. 
The Mary Briggantine M r . Spence Mast 1 ', saild for Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



115 



-FORT SI, GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



Eeceivd a General! Letter from M r . BerrA Benyon at Fort S\ David dat d . y e . 6 th 

4 th . inst 1 . 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M 1 '. Thorn 3 . Faucet at Iugeram dated y 6 . 23 th . — 

uit°. 

Dispatchd & Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Coune 11 . of — 

Fort S'. David, of this days date & by a Mussoola Five Thousand Pagodas, under 
charge of five peons. 



At a Consultation 
Presen i 
Edward Harrison Esa K . Gov*. & Presid'. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenpout. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
M R . Benyon at Fort SK David. 

Supplement to the West Coast instructions read and approv'd, as also Cap 1 . 
Blows dispatches. 

Generall letter from M 1 '. Bernard Benyon at Fort S*. David dated the 4 th . inst'. 
read, acquainting us that he expects every minute the enemy will disband, when he 
intends to sit out for this place. 

A letter from M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Ingeram dated 28 th . ult°. read, acquainting 
us with his reception at that place, and the forwardness of the buisness that he is 
employ 'd in. 

Daniel Evans delivers in a petition requesting to go upon the Toddington, but 
there are already so many Passengers, that the Cap', declares he can carry no 
more. 



Saturday 
7™. 



Cap*. Thomas Blow Comm 1 '. of the Toddingtoi 
baggs of Coffee, & sixteen tubbs, three chests, & five 
Agreed to. 



requests to register twenty 
Dupp 1 ' 3 . of Borax, which is 



The Ship Metchlebander having lost her passage to Persia, and put back to 
this Road, the Owners humbly request leave to land their bale goods, tiLl such time 
as they can proceed on their Voyage, to secure them against the risque of the sea 
and the enemy. 

Orderd that the Sea Custom 1 ', do keep a particular acco'. of w..dt landed, and 
that the said good8 be secur'd in a proper Warehouse under the Companys key. 



Additn. to ye 
Wt. Coast Lre 
"Capt. Blows 
dispatch read 
& approvd. 

Lre. from Mr. 
Benyon at Ft- 
St. David 
dated 4th. 
instt. read. 

Lre from Mr. 
Thos. Faucet 
at Ingeram 
datd. 28th 
ulto. read. 

Danll. Evans 
petitns. for 
leave to go 
upon ye Tod- 
dington, hut 
ye Capt. de- 
clares he can 
carry no more 
passengi-s. 

Capt. Blow 
registrs. 20 

bags of Coffee 
& 16 tubs 3 
chts. & 5 
Dupprs. of 
Borax. 

The.Owms. 
of ye Met- 
chlebander 
who has lost 
her passage to 
Persia requeut 
leave to land 
their goods. 

The Sea 
Customr. 
ordd. to keep 
a ^Hich'. acot 
ofym. & 
secure ym. 
under the 
Compas. Key. 



116 Becords of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712 

Mr. Theobald M 1 '. Thomas Theobald appears according to order of last Consultation and was 

bemg'ask'd ask'd by the President upon what Law he grounds his Petition for having the chest 
whereon he f Corrall deiiverd to him upon paying a proportion of salvage, to which he 
demands, he answerd that he has heard it has been customary in cases of ransom, for people to 
Ansrs. that he h av e their goods again upon paying a proportion of the salvage. 

has been 
oustomary for 
people to 
have their 
goods again 
upon paying 
Salvage. 

The matter Upon debating this matter tho we are unacquainted how the sea^Laws would 

debated. determine in such a case, as this, yet it appears to us that the Cap 1 , of the Jane more 
Our opinion is than once refus'd to ransom her for the Proprietors, upon which M r . Joseph Collet 
Jan have 6 " 80 " Ia i r ty purehasd the ship, and what effects she had on board of the enemy, after she 
a property had been above a month in their possession and was fairly condemnd by the Officers 
either D inye of the squadron, among whom we find one of the Kings Superintendants of the 
ship or Cargo. Marines, so that we think this is to be call'd rather a Purchase than a ransom, besides 
it further appears very plain to us, that M r . Collets only view in purchasing the 
ship was to transport himself, and the rest of the Passengers intended for the West 
Coast service hither without further loss of time, as beleiving it for the benefit 
of the Companys affairs, accordingly he would only have bought the ship without 
the goods, but that the enemy wou'd not agree to it, and oblig'd him to take one 
with the other, at such a price that by what we can hitherto see he will rather lose 
then gain, and M r . Collet having drawn bills of Exchange upon the Court of Direc- 
tors for the intire sum he paid the French for this ship and Cargo, we think our 
selves oblig'd to secure the whole in the Comp^. Cash till we know their pleasure, 
and cannot be of opinion that any other person can have a property remaining either 
in the ship or Cargoe, accordingly M 1 '. Theobald was made acquainted with the result 
of this Debate. 

■* soldier dis - Agreed that William Lane soldier be discharg'd from anv further Service in this 

charg'd. _ ° J 

Garrison. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

7 th . Ship London Cap'. Upton Comm 1 '. arrivd from Bombay. 

8 th . Eee d . a Gen 11 . Lre from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S'. David dat d . 

y e „ 6 th . inst'. 
— This evening M r . Bernard Benyon aecompany'd by Gunn r . Francis Hugonin & 

Mr. Rich d . Benvon arrivd from Fort S\ David. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
jy 0NDA1 , Edward Harrison Esa E . Gov B . & Presid t , 

9ih_ Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 
^Mn by° y e. William Warre Rentall Generall pays into Cash Twelve hundred Pagodas on 

Kentaii that acco*. Vizt. 

Generall. 

For the years 1709 & 1710 Eight hundred Pagodas. 
For the year 1711 Four hundred Pagodas. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 117 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 li 



William Jennings Land Customer reads that Acco 4 . for last month vizt. Land 

Custom. 

Choultry Custom Pag s . 405 : 12: 33 scot, for last 

Bubie brokers „ 103:35:17 mo. [read &] 

Begistering Slaves ... ... ... ... ... ,. 1 : 20 : - 



Pag s . 510: 31 : 50 
and pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas on that Acco*. 50 o p a gs. pd. 

in on that 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag s . on that Pag*. iooo P d. 

„ ™t ° in by ye. Sea 

acco*. Cu8t V 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S\ David dated the 2!™ 1 m L ™" 
6 th inst'. read advising to have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Two Thousand 
eight hundred ninety six Pagodas, payable to M 1 '. Edward Ange or order. 



from Ft, 
Dd. dated ye. 
6thinstt, read, 
adviss. of a 
bill of 

Excba for 
Pags. 2896. 

Leiut 1 Francis Hugonin arriv'd from Fort S 1 . David is entertaind Master Gunner I f n iat i ; t n t ' d so " 
of this Garrison, at the usuall salary &c\ Mast?. 

Gunner of ys 
Garrison. 

The President reads a rough draught of articles to be sign'd by M 1 . Joseph » rough 
Collet, and acquaints the Board that the said M 1 '. Collet was last night seiz'd with a a S e8 tobe 
violent feaver, and was this morning delirious, but is since something better. M^Coiiet 

read & ye. 
Presidt. 
aooqts. ye. 
Board yt. he 
was last 
night taken 
dangerously 
ill. 

Oedeed that the Toddiugton be detaind a few days till we see the event of *Jj£ t ^° b d e dillg " 
this sudden and unexpected misfortune. detaind tm 

we see ye. 
event. 

A Letter from M 1 . Sec ry . Woolley to this Board dated 17 th Jau rv . 1710, and ffigjg* 
found in the chest of one Vink a Printer that came Passenger on the Jane, but was Woolley dat* 
drowned in the Voyage, was read, acquainting us that the said Vink was sent out J^^'"' - 
by the Society for propogating Christian knowledge, with a press and other found in ye 
necessarys for printing, to be sent to the Missionarys at Trincombar, the said Letter ^ n ° 8 f h a 
likewise recommends this Danish Mission to our Countenance and protection. printer yt. 

oarne upon ye. 
Jane. 

Ordeed that the Printing Press and all the materialls belonging thereto, be ° rdd - yt. j«. 
deliverd to M r . Jennings & the Rev d . M r . George Lewis the persons mentiond in ma e te 9 ru 9 . a be I " 
the said Letter. deld }° M l 

^ tt Jennings & 

E. HAKEISON. Mr. Lewis. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Hen .• Davenpoet. 
Vv M . Martin. 
Ed\v d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been 1 : Benyon. 
William Waeee. 
B-S0 



118 Records of Fort St. George 



hORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712 

Dispatch'd a Letter sign'd by y e President Mess™. Frederick & Davenport 
to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', of Fort S'. David, inclosing letters of advice to be lodg'd at 
& Trineombarr for our expected Europe & Country shipping 



9 th Eeceivd a Generall Letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council of Negapatam dated 

the 15 th inst 1 . S N. 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from M r . Philip Noden at Metchlep™. dated the 5" 1 

inst*. 
,Q rH Ship William Cap*. Blacon Comm 1 ' saild for Bengali by whom sent a Generall 

Letter to the President & Council there of this days date. 
12 T " Ship Severne Cap 4 . Eichard Gough Comm r . arrivd from Surat but last from 

Fort S\ David by whom rec a . a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . & Council 

of the latter dated the 9 th inst'. 



At a Consultation 

P reient 
Thoesday 
12 Ta Edward Harrison Esq". Gov\ & Presid*. 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bdlkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M E . Benyon indisposed. 

Genii. Le. Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S l . David dated the 

LM m daW S 'e 9 th inst'. read, rec d . by ship Severne, advising to have sent on her one hundred & eight 
9th inett. read, bales, which the Warehousekeeper is orderd to unlade, also that they have sent the 
haves'en/'up, originall Perwannas from Serope Sing confirming the articles of peace, desiring 
108 ban, ' attested copys of the same may be sent them down. 

upon ship rJ J 

Severne, & 

Serope Sing's 

Original] 

Perwannas. 

Letter from A Generall Letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council of Negapatam dated the 15 th 

Negapm. C °' instt - S N read, returning thanks for the Europe news we sent them & promising to 
datd. istii communicate the like to us upon all occasions. 

inst. N S r 

read. 

Mr e No'den at A Letter Ir0m M r . Philip Noden at Metchlepat m dated the 5 4 ' 1 instant read, 

Metehiepm relating to M 1 ' Thomas Faucet, and the Chay goods of Metchlep m . 

dated 5th 



t. read 



Andradas Francisco Andrada Portugueze inhabitant of this place delivers in a petition, 

& e th^eoa-' which is as Enterd after this Consultation, the consideration of which is deffer'd to 

sideratn. ^16 neX t. 

deferrd. 

Brands peti- Petition of George Brand read, which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

tion read. 

Ml 'f s ,lg e e Ft M r . Edward Ange presents a bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep ty . Gov r . & 

ItjoaTwii' Council of Fort S' David for Two Thousand Eight hundred ninety six Pagodas, 
for 96 a ^hioh which is accepted and orderd to be paid when due. 

is orderd to 
be paid when 
due. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 119 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712 

Whereas in Consultation of the 3 d Nov 1 '. M 1 . Richard Hunt dee d . was directed Ml - Hunt 
to extract out of the Generall Letters from the Hon ble . the Court of Directors all such fo/meriy" 
standing orders as relate to the Government of this Presidency, their Investments 0lid - to 
&c a , and the said Richard Hunt by reason of hie sickness not having been able to standing 
make any progress therein. orders from 

ye Genl. Lres. 
but by reason 
of his illness 
made no 
progress 
therein. 

Orderd that M r . William Warre do take that matter in hand, and perfect it Mr. warre 
with all Expedition, and that M 1 '. Richard Horden be joyn'd to his .Assistance. undertake ye 

work, & yt 
M r Hoi den 
do assist him 
therein. 

300 bas of 
goods being 



The Warehousekeei/ reports to the Board that there are Three hundred bales of 
course goods ready packt. ready paok'< 



Orderd that they be forthwith shipt on board the Darby for Bengali. 



Padre John Baptista Millton offering his service voluntarily to accompany 
M r . Joseph Collet to the West Coast, where there is a great necessity for him, [on] 
acco'. of the Topass soldiers. 

Agreed that he have liberty to proceed. hwUberty to 



Ordd. yt 
they be shipd 
on ye Darby. 

Padre Million 
offering his 
service at ye 
West Coast. 



proceed. 
Mr. Collet 

acqtg us yt a 



M 1 '. Joseph Collet acquainting us that a large bell which came in the Jane, was 
design'd by our Hon ble . Masters as a present to the Portuguez[e] Church at Bencoolen. Wge bell wob 

came on ye 
Jane, was a 
present, from 
ye Compa to 
ye Portzp. 
Church at 
Bencoolen. 

Order'd that the Storekeeper do send it by the Toddington. bewnfbyV 

Toddinga. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred eight[y] three fg?! 88 //' 
Pagodas, twelve fanams on that ace 4 . byyeToWc 

Orderd that Fourteen hundred & Thirteen Pagodas, twelve fanams be advane'd Pags 



Edward Bulkley Paymasf. to defray Charges Garrison. 



12 :-adv 
ye Payn 



Agreed that Faithfull Tate, Edward Hill, Samuel! Reed, & Thomas Brackston M Europeans 
that belong'd to the Jane, be entertaind in the Gunroom Crew. th^Gtmroom. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
\_Lacuna~\. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern" : Benyon. 
William Warre. 
To the Hon 1 "*. Edward Harrison Esq,*. 

Govern", of Fort S t . George, &c a . and to the Wokp"- Counoill. 
The humble petition of Francisco de Andrada 
Humbly Sheweth 

That Cap'.Edw d . Bell had certify'd yo r Pet r . that ship Chindadre could carry 
four hundred bales & that she was of 133 Tuns burden, & a good sailor, very proper 



120 



Records Oj tort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



for the Voyage of Manilha, & capable to make a voyage in any part of the world, 
yo 1 '. Pet. 1 ', supposing all these to be true, made a contract with the said Cap'. Bell, to 
embarque in said ship 130 bales of severall sorts of goods. & not being able to do it 
with a proper stock, did seek for some mony at Reep tia ., but no person will venture 
any thing on said ship, and said generally that they wou'd do it on ship S' John, 
and it is reported by most that ship Chindadre is not fit to perform said Voyage, 
except it was on a necessity, for besides being but of one hundred Tuns, she's but 
a slow sailor, and that also must be with a large wind, yo r . Pet r . most humbly craves 
that yo 1 '. Hon 1 . & Council would take these in a judicious consideration, and judge 
accordingly, and your Petition 1, as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c a . 

To the Hon" 1 ". Edwakd Harrison EsqA 

Presid t . & Govern \ of Fort S T . George &o x Council. 
The Petition of George Brand 
Humbly Shrweth. 

Whereas yo 1 ' Hon 1 '. &c a . being sensible of the case of your poor distressd Pet r . who 
cannot omitt first of all to return yo 1 ' Hon 1 ' &c a his most humble thanks and acknow- 
ledgments for those great and inestimable favours he has receiv'd since that fatall 
mischance (which he hopes yo 1 ' Hon r . &c a . is eatisfy'd it was not otherwise; and 
being a young man in a strange Country, & whom no body can lay any thing 
of ill to his charge except the aforesaid misfortune, but calls God to witness that he 
could not avoid it, therefore humbly beggs and implores) of yo r . Hon r . &c a . to inlarge 
your favours & compassion on him, in granting of him leave to go to the West Coast 
or elsewhere as yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . shall think convenient, being willing in any Station 
to serve the RA Hon ble . Comp a . to the last breath of his body. 

Hoping yo 1 Hon 1 . &c\ will take it into your most judicious consideration, being 
in a very low and mean condition, as to grant him the aforesaid Eequest, and yo r . 
Hon 1- . &c as . poor unfortunate Petitioner 

as in Duty bound shall ever pray &e\ 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ;y . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S f . David 
dated the 13 th inst*. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Monday 

16 T„ 



Mr. Benyon 
acqts. ye 
Board wth the 
close of hie 
Negotiation. 

GeriU Lre to 
ye West 
Coaet, (he D. 
G & Councils. 
Commissn. 
& private 
instruotns. to 
Messrs. Collet 
Yarbro. & 
Capi. Blow, 
:is also Capt. 
Blows 
dispatch 
eign'd. 



Edward Harrison Esq\ Gov". & Fresid 1 . 
Thomas Pkederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Maltin. Edward Bulklei. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 
M). Bernard Benyon acquaints the Board with the close of his negotiation at 
Poutichery, the substance of which is Enterd in a particular book kept for that 
purpose. 

The Generall Letter to the Dep ,v . Govern 1 ' & Council of the West Coast, with 
their Commission, and private instructions to Mess rs . Collet, Yarborough, and Cap 4 . 
Blow, as also Cap'. Blows dispatches, were all sign'd, and dated this day, and M r . 
Joseph Collet being tolerably well recoverd of his illness is directed immediately to 
repair on board, that the ship may proceed, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 121 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712 

The Accomptant reads the Journall parcells for April last. J °iw all ^"a 

read. 

M r . Joseph Collet delivers in a memoriall concerning the silver he paid into Mr : Coll . et 
the R'. Hon bI °. Comp as . Cash in London, which he understood that he was to have memorii ma 
reeeivd out of the Treasure that came by the Dartmouth but upon the Examination «>«uwni«- 
of the Generall Letter by the said ship, wee find by the literall construction of the hTpa.irltoye 
words relating to this affair, that the said M 1 '. Collet was to be paid out of the silver ?°Lo^don Btl 
eh ip'd on board the Jane. 

Then the 133 d paragraph of the Generall Letter by the Dartmouth, was read to y? 13 q £""' 
M r Collet, and the Sec rj '. orderd to give him a copy thereof, at the same time the L ~^ yye 
President told him, all we are able to do in this affair is, to represent the matter Dartmouth 
to the Court of Directors by the first ship, that their pleasure may be known. thereto 8 

read to him, 

& he told yt 
we will 
represent his 
ease home by 
ye first 
opportunity. 

• The said M r . Collet likewise delivers in an ace', of wages and expences for he likewise 
bringing the ship Jane from Rio Janeiro to this Port, as also a List of passengers a ootT of Exps. 
brought hither on the Comp as . ace'., for which he prays the usuail allowance, the said ^j ta ^ a |; ye 
papers are Bnterd after this Consultat". port, ae also 

a List of 
PasBengns. 
for wch he 
prays ye usual 
allowa. 

Agreed that this Board cannot make any allowance for freight or passengers Agreed yt we 
till the Comp as . pleasure is known, but M 1 Collet was made acquainted that the any allow,. 
matter shall be fairly represented to the Hon ble . the Court of Directors bv the first bob yt. ye. 

, .. J r " matter Bhall 

Opportunity. he fairly 

represented 
t.i y« Compa. 
by ye 1st 
ship. 

M r . Joseph Collet earnestly requesting the Board to have one Peter Caulier Mr - Collet 

who came with him upon the Jane for his Secretary at Bencoolen, and finding upon requests 7 to 

enquiry that there is no person upon that Coast well qualifyd for the Employ, we £ ave °° e ,. 

have thought fit to gratify M r Collet in his request, finding the person recommended foihisSeory. 

to be a sober ingenious man, that has been bred to buisness, and accordingly have at Beuooolen - 
entertaind the said Peter Caulier as Factor, to take his passage upon the next ship, & 

there being no room in the Toddington. findin him 

to be a ^ison 
fitly qualifyd 
for y e 

Employ, we 
have entert.l . 
him as 
Faotor. 

Francisco Andrada's petition taken into consideration & Order'd that Cap*, ^f^talm 
Thomas Greenhaugh, Cap 1 . Charles Boddam, & Cap'. Lewis Madera, do take with into 
them the Europe Carpenters to survey the ship Chindadre, and make their report & ""survey ' 

to this Board. ordd. to be 

made of ye 
Cbindadre. 

G-enerall Letter from the Dep' y . Govern'. & Council of Fort S'. David dat d . jjjjjwfg, 
13 th instant read, advising a bill of Exchange drawn on us payable to M r . Edward oTdatd. j. 



Ange, for One hundred & fifty Pagodas. 



13th i 

read advisg. 
a bill of 
Exoha for 
160 Pags. 

Petition of Adrian Willeboorts read, and is as Enterd after this Consultation. Adrian 

Willeboorta 



B-31 



petitn. read. 



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■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



je Seery. 
ordd. to turn 
down what 
has past in 
Consul ta. 
formerly 
relate to ye 
affair. 

Pag«. 1000 
pd. in by the 
Bea Custr. 

Artiolee of 
Agreemt 
between ye 
Board & Mr 
Collet read & 
approvd. 

the Seory. 
ordd. to sign 
the said 
Artiolee, & 
put ye. 
Compan seal 
thereto. 



Oedeed that the Secretary do examine the Consultations, to find what has 
formerly past relating to this affair, to be laid before the Board next Consultation. 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 
A ceo*. 

Articles of Agreement between this Board and M r . Joseph Collet were read 
and approvd, as Enterd after this Consultation. 



Oedeed that the Secretary do sign the said Articles, and put the Seal thereto. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tho. Feedeeick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Mabtln. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been d . Benyon. 
William Waeee. 



To the Hojs bl \ Edward Haeeison Esq\ 

Peesident & Goveen\ op Foet S T . Geoege &c a . Council. 



The humble Memoeiall op Joseph Collet Dep ix . Goveen* op Bencoolen. 

Sheweth 

That whereas some days before my departure from London, in order to proceed 
on my "Voyage hither, I paid into the Treasury of the Hon ble . East India Company 
at London, the sum of Three hundred pounds Sterl 8 ., & nine pounds three Shillings 
& one penny for freight, for which sums I was to receive One Thousand & forty 
four ounces of silver, out of the Hon ble . Comp as . Treasure here at Madrass. 

And whereas one or two days before my said Departure, I waited on M 1 ' Wool- 
ley their Hon rs . See ry . at London, to get an order for the receipt of the said Treasure 
here, he told me I needed no such order, for that Instructions were given in the 
Generall Letter here to deliver me the said silver out of their Treasure on board the 
Dartmouth, to which I reply'd that I was well pleas'd to have my adventure divided, 
not having made any insurance on board the Jane, where my adventure already was 
considerable. 

But now on my arrivall here I am very much surprizd to hear from yo 1 '. Hon 1 ' 
&c a . that the said silver shou'd be orderd to be paid to me here out of the Treasure 
of the Jane, & that both because it contradicts the acco 1 . given me by M r . Woolley 
as above, as also that the whole Treasure of the Jane was consignd to my self &e a . 
Council of York Port. 

I humbly submit the consideration of this matter to yo r . Hon r . &c a . not doubt- 
ing your justice, either releiviug me your selves, if you think it in your power, 
or else representing this matter n its due light to our Hon bIe . Masters, I am 



Yo r 



Hon r . fee* 5 most Obed'. 
Hum bl Serv\ 

Joseph Collet. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



69 
6: 


14 

10 


9 


363: 
. 230: 


14: 


- 


£704: 


18: 


9 


Joseph Collet. 



ACCO T . OF ExPENCES i[n] SAILING THE JaNE FrIGGAT FROM ElO DE JANEIRO 

IN ()CTOB\ 1711 to Madrass in May 24 ih 1712. 

£ s. d. 
To a Tun of Cordage belonging to the ships separate Cargo 

exchang'd with the French for provisions... ... ... 35 — — 

To Cash p d . Charges & for fresh provisions at Eio de 

Janeiro & at "Villa Grande ... 
To Cash p d . for an Azimuth Compass & .Boatswains call 
To Cash p d . for provisions at y e . Cape of Good Hope 1405 

Eix Doll 1 *, borrowd at 12| Shillings & Pag a . w oh at 9 s .ty 

Pag a amo ts . to ^404 : 13 s — whereof £ 40 : 19 s — is to bf 

deducted beiDg advancd them for wages the remainder is. 
To Cash paid wages in full 



A List of the Comp as . Serv ts . transported on the Jane Friggat from Rio 
be Janeiro to Madrass. 
Joseph Collet & two Servants. 
Richard Yarboroagh & one Servant. 
Thomas Tanfeild Leiut*. 
George Borlaee d°. 
Edward Orrell Sen?. D 0(I . 
Edward Orrill Jun r ~| 

Richard Spencer. J 
N. B. — M r . Collets 2 Servants & M 1 '. YarbrS's 1 servant, were orderd by tbe 
Hon ble . the Court of Directors in England. 

May 24 th 1712. Joseph Collet. 



To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq/. 

Presid t & Gov*, of Port S t . George &c\ Council. 

The humble petition of Adrian Williboorts 

Sheweth 

That whereas yo 1 '. Pet 1 ', in Gov 1 '. Pitt's time having apply'd himself to the said 
Govern r . & his Council for justice in regard of a debt that was due to him by Cap 4 . 
Roman de Costa for which said Cap', had engaged himself ship & cargoe for 
satisfaction of said debt, but the said Cap*, dying at sea, & the ship being here safe 
arriv'd made my demand accordingly to the said Gov 1 '. & his Council, who after 
severall days debate, sent me word that the debt was due to me by Cojah Sature, who 
J never knew in this affair, and that my dem' 1 . was on him, so that yo 1 '. Pet 1 ', was 
intirely cut off from the benefit of said ship & Cargoes produce, that it was yo 1 '. 
Pet r . that advanc'd the mony for her charges & Cargo, otherwise she must have 
perish'd, now Cojah Sature is here I humbly begg that yo r . Hon T & Council wou'd 
be pleas'd to examine the matter, & if you find that Cojah Sature is my Debter for 
said sum I might have lawfull demands on him, I humbly crave that yo 1 ' Bon r & 
Councill would be so kind to take this my cause in .your consideration & . 

Yo 1 ' Pet'', as in Duty bound shall 
ever pray &c a . 

Ad n . Willeboorts. 



Whereas upon due Examination it appears that Cap 1 . John Austin Coram 1 ', of io«ut sigiiu. 
the Jane Friggat, then in the service of our Hon ble . Masters the English United 
Company Trading to the East Indies did on the fourteenth day of September 
One Thousand seven hundred & Eleven surrender the said ship to Mons r . De Guaye 



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—FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712 

Trovin Command 1 , in oheif of a squadron belonging to the King of France, then 
riding in Rio Janeiro on the Coast of Brazile, and Whereas it further appears that 
upon the said Cap'. John Austens ref'usall to ransom the said ship Joseph Collet 
Esq 1 . Dep ty . Govern 1 ' of Bencoolen did find means to buy her, with what she had on 
board, as by bill of sale, and a list of goods and stores thereunto annexd, from the 
said Mons 1 '. De Guay Trovin and Mons 1 '. De Eicouarl Superintendent of the 
Marines do's full appear, which said ship Jane with the said goods and stores the 
said Joseph Collet has at his own cost and charges brought safe to an anchor in this 
Port of Madrass, and further Whereas the said Joseph Collet Esq 1 ', makes appear to 
us by a copy of a Letter wrote the Hon bk '. the Court of Directors bearing date the 
fifteenth day of October 1711 now deposited in our hands, that he the said Joseph 
Collet did draw bills of Excha upon them the said Court of Direct 1 '", for affairs of the 
E'. Hon ,,k '. English Comp £ for the sum of 3500£ SterK, beiug the naony which was 
paid for the purchase of the ship Jane and her Cargo as mentiond in the foremen- 
tiond bill of sale, which bills ot Excha bore date the 5 th day of Octob r 17 LI, and 
further Whereas the s' 1 . Joseph Collet Esq 1 ', upon our demanding sufficient security 
in behalf of our Hon blc Mast ls . the English Comp a to be deposited in their cash till 
their pleasure can be known concerning the af ores' 1 , bills drawn upon them by him, 
has offerd y e ship Jane with all her stores, the goods belong", to y c Hon ble . Comp a 
which he affirms to have purchas'd for their ace'., as also severall other goods and 
merch zes formerly belonging to himself and others, which he purchasd in y e said 
ship, in consideration of the foregoing premises, these following articles are drawn 
up and agreed to between us the Govern 1 '. & Council of Port S f . George and the said 
Joseph Collet, Ksq 1 '. Viz 4 . That the sum of Pag s . 7777 : 28 Ea : Curr*. of this place 
be deposited by Joseph Collet Esq 1 ', in tbe Hon ble . Comp as . Cash, which at nine Shil- 
lings to a Pagoda amo u to 3500£ Sterl g , the amo 1 of the bills of Excha drawn by the 
said Jos 1 ' 1 ' Collet Esq 1 ', on the Hon 1 ' 1 '', the Court of Directors. 

That the goods found on board the Jane belonging to the Hon ble . Comp a be 
valued as near prime cost as possible, by the help of former Invoices, for want of the 
Inv°. by the Jane, & that the value of tliem be reckon'd as part of the 7777 pil : 28 fa : 
to be deposited as aforesaid. 

That when the Hon b,e . Comp^ Jnv" of what shipd on board the Jane comes to- 
hand, any mistake that may happen to be in the aforesaid Valuat". shall be rectify'd 
& M r Joseph Collet either debtee! or credited for the same. 

We the Govern'' & Council will be at liberty upon receipt of the needfull advices 
from the Cornp", either to take or relinquish the goods belonging to them, w ch M r . 
Collet affirms to have purchas'd on their ace' for £1500. 

If it shall appear that the Hon Uc Comp" are not satisfyd with rating the Pag a . 
at nine shillings in the sum drawn on them by Joseph Collet Esq r . he obliges 
himself to make good the difference according to their order. 

Joseph Collet Esq 1 ' having been at a considerable Expence as appears by his 
Acco'. deliverd in amo' 6 . to £704 : 18 s : 9 d for victualling & seamens wages to 
bring the ship hither, demands a reasonable allowance of freight for the Comp" 5 
goeds and the passage mony for passengers as & List deliverd in, at Ten pound a 
head according to Custom, We the Govern r & Council not, L knowing how to adjust 
the freight and passage mony in such manner as will be agreeable to y e Comp a M r . 
Joseph Collet is content to submit the matter to their will and pleasure. 

Dated in Port S'. George this sixteenth day of June, One Thousand Seven 
hundred and Twelve. 



By order of the Hon ble . Govern 1 ' & Council. 
J. Mason, 



16tbj Beceivd by Pattamarrs the following Generall Letters 

Prom the President & Council in Bengali dated 27 th Apr 
Prom M'. Eich". Acton at Ballasore dated 5 tb ult°. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 125 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



Erom the Cheif & Council of Vizagapat»>. dated 4 th inst 1 . 
From M 1 '. Philip Noden at Metchlep 1 ". dated 11 th inst'. 
This morning Joseph Collet Esq 1 . &c a . Gentlemen designed for the West 17™. 

Coast went off on board ship Toddington who sailed in the afternoon. 
Keceivd a Generall Letter from y° Dep ty . Govem r . & Council* of Fort S*. 18™. 

David dated v e 16 th instant. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Thurs- 
Edward Harrison Esa K . Gov K . & Presid t . day 19™, 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

A Generall Letter from the President & Council in Bengali by Pattam[arr] dated Genu. Lte 
the 27 th of April was read, acquainting us that the Country round about them is in fata. y« 27* 
trouble, that the Mint is shutt and no Bupees to be had that Azemodeen's son at of A P ril "ad, 
Patna is getting ready an Army for his defence against his Uncle, and that all Trade y° q country 
is at a stand for the present, wherefore they cannot send us any Calculate of what f^"^ 6 ^ 
they shall be able to lade this next Season. ail trade at 

a stand. 

A Generall Letter from M 1 . Eichard Aeton Besident at Ballasore dat d y e 5 th May Lrea. from 
read, another from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam, dated the 4 th inst 4 ., and one Bandore' 1 at 
from M 1 '. Philip Noden at Metchlepatam of the 11 th . data. ye 5tu . 

L x ulto. from y» 

[c] & O. of 
Vizagm. datd. 
y 8 4th & from 
Mi-. Noden at 
MetcMepm. 
datd. ye 1H . 
iiien. read. 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acc f . for last month Vizt. Sea CuBtom 

aoot. for last 

Custom ou goods imported & exported ... ... ... Pag s . 3985 : 20 : — month road. 

Custom on grain ... ,.. ... ... ... ... 674:27:32 

Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... 64 : — : — 

Tonnage 22:30: — 

Pa?*. 4747 : 5 : 32 



and pays into Cash Seventy three Pagodas, fourteen fanams, & sixteen cash, being the Pags 
amount of an Outcry made of a parcell of goods in the Sea Gate Godown the Owners pd.^on' 6 
whereof were unknown. »«* of aa 

outory. 

M 1 . Benyon delivers in anacco'. of his Expences during the Treaty at Pontichery Mr. Benyon 
amounting to Five hundred thirty nine Pagodas, lour fanams & fifty cash, which is aeo^ofhis" 
Orderd to be paid. Ex P «. at 

x Pontichery 

amots. to 
Pags. 

639 : 4 : 60 
wch. ih ordri. 
to be paid. 

The persons orderd last Consultation to survey the Chindadre report that the The 
said ship is no way in a condition to proceed on her intended Voyage to Manilha, ^I 671 *' 
wherefore we determine that Sen r . Francisco Andrada be released from his Contract, chindadre 
and is not liable to any prosecution hereafter on that Acco'. BheTs not in 

a conditn. to 

proceed to 

Manilha 

wherefore 

Sen*. 

t rancisco 

Andrada is 

releua'd from 

hie contraot, 

1712—32 



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-FONT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



The Beery . 

produces y e 
Consults, 
relating to 
Willeboorts 
petitn. whose 
demands 
were yii. 
found il) 
grounded. 
His Petitn. 
orderd. to be 
rejected . 
Ordd. yt. ye 
Darby be 
forthwith 
diepatoh'd for 
Vizagapm. 
& BengU. 



The Secretary produces the Consultations relating to the petition of Adrian 
Willeboorts, whereby it appears that the demands of the said Willeboorts, were 
found to be frivolous and ill grounded. 



Orderd that the said petition be rejected. 

Orderd that the Darby be forthwith dispatch'd for Bengali, taking Vizagapatam 
in her way. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
[Lacuna.~] 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern : Benyon. 
William Warre, 



Monday 

23 KD . 



Storekeeprs. 
aeot. for laBt 
month read. 
Pags. 1000 
pd. in by the 
Sea Custr. 
The C & C of 
Vizagapatm. 
in their 
Letter of y c 
8th ulto. 
pressing 
very hard 
for leave to 
contract for 
fine goods. 



sent down to 
ym., to see 
how low they 
can reduce 
y« prizes. 
Understand- 
ing yt. y« 
London is 
bound to 
Bengali to 
take in 
freight on j"> 
Compas. aeot, 
but not to 
stay longi' yn 
y» 20th Nov 1 ', 
wch ie too 
early to get 
any quantity 
of (.eight 
goods. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq". Gov". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bolkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M K . Benyon indisposed. 
William Warre for Bernard Benyon Storekeep r . reads that ace*, for last month. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One thousand Pag", on that 
Acco*. 

The Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam's Letter of the 6 th ult°. taken into 
consideration, wherein they press very hard for liberty to contract for fine goods. 



Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. do send down our Musters to see how low they 
can reduce the prizes by them, but we can by no means consent to meddle with any 
sorts that are not orderd in the Companys List from England. 

Understanding by Cap 1 . William Upton Command r . of the London that he is 
Orderd for Bengali to take in freight for the Comp as . acco*. if procureable, but by no 
means to stay Jonger then the 20 lh of ISovemb 1 . which is too early to expect any 
quantity of freight goods. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



Agrbed to write the President & Council in Bengali that if they fi[nd] freight is Agreed to 
not procureable by the time fix'd, it will be very advantageous to load the ship with Bengi*.° yt . if 
rice, and send her hither on the Companys acco'. which we will, be oblig'd to take freight a not 
ashore in three or four days, and dispatch the ship for Surat. ?a°ye"Lited 

time, it will 

be very muoh 

for our 

MaetM. 

intst." 

to send her 

up hither 

loaden with 

rice. 

Orderd that Twelve hundred & Ten Pagodas be advanc'd Edward Bulkley Pags. 1210 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. Jg£* y° 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern 1 * : Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Port S l . 24 th . 

David of this days date. 
Ship S 4 . David Cap'. Morse Comm 1 '. saild for Bengali. 
Sloop Frederick Cap 1 . Gardiner saild for D°. 



In the Sorting Godown 

At a Consultation 

Present Wednes- 

day 25 IU . 
Edward Harrison Esq, 1 '. Gov". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

M\ Bolkley indisposd. 
M r . Philip Baker summond to be at the viewing of severall goods which came up The council 
last from Fort S*. David. totvttF 

Dd. baleB, & 
Mr. Baker 



Beteelas of 50 Cov ds . N°. 29 sorted by Thomas Woodward, much inferior to Betteeias 
muster, and very unequally sorted, severall peices being scandalously frayed in the rSJt&iH 
inner folds. [sorted]. 

Oringall Bkteelas sorted by M 1 . Farmer, a soft spungy thread much inferior to Oringu. 
mu3ter, or rather another sort of goods, that do not come any thing near the Originalls nea r so gocM 
■our Merchants bring in, tho dearer at Fort 8'. David by Eight Pagodas, twenty eight ^ a ° r u e r t B ^ h6 
fanams, & sixty four cash in the Gorge. Pa. fa. ca. 

8 . 28 : 64 
in a Corge. 

Longcloth Ord ry . JJ°. 2 sorted by M 1 '. AVoodward, the very worst cloth that ever Longcioth 
was seen, not fit to be taken in at any number or price whatsoever, unless, in the &' toTtata** 
greatest Extremitv for the dispatch of a ship, & then not at above Twenty Four in but upon 

o „ ., n y u greatest 

Pag", the Corge. Ezitwaibyt. 

Longcloth Fine N°. 1 by M r . Matthew Weld comes up to our N°. 2. a™ fro °i h 

cquall to 
our No. 2. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 171k 



Do. No. 2 
pretty near 
muster. 
Sallampores 
fine No. 1 
ought not to 
have been 
taken for 
more yn. 
mid ling. 

Neckoloths 
No. 1 go had 
yt. they are 
fit for no 
market in the 
world. 

Mr. Baker 

a.lledges yi. 
ye warr has 
Diade it impos- 
sible to do 
better. 



represented 
to Ft. St. 
David with 
strict injunc- 
tions not to 
take in aDy 
such goods 
for the 
fntnte. 



2;V 



Ditto N°. 2 by M 1 '. John Berlu equally and pretty near the muster. 

Sallamporks Fink N°. 1 sorted by M'. Matthew "Weld, very much inferiour to the 
Muster, and very unequally sorted, and ought not to have been reekon'd above 
midling. ■* 



Neckcloths K°. 1 sorted by M 1 '. Farmer, most abominable goods, and fit for no 
market in the world. 



M r . Philip Baker being shew'd every sort compar'd with our Musters could not 
deny but that there is a prodigious difference, but says the difficultys occasion'd by 
the warr have made it impossible to do better, but that now the peace is concluded 
there is no doubt but the Merchants may be kept up better to the sortments, this 
does not seem to us to be a satisfactory Excuse. 

Agreed that the matter be represented to the Dep'>. Govern r . & Council in a 
Generall Letter, with strict injunctions to take in no such goods for the future on any 
pretence whatsoever, and that their Merchants be made acquainted, that we will 
make no further Investments, unless we can be at some certainty, that their goods 
will come up to muster. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
[Lacuna 7\ 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benton. 
William Warre. 
Ship Banganaicalu saild for Ballasore. 



Thursday 

26 th . 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esa"., Govern". & Presid 7 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Bernard Benyon. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
M ,; . Bulkley indisposed. 

Warehouse. Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 . reads that acco r . for last month, and pays into 

loVTast mT' Cath Ten Thousand PagcdaB on aec'. goods sold. 

read, & Pags. 
10000 pd. in. 

Mint acct. for 
last month 
read. 

The Presidl. 
aoqts. ye 
Board yt he 
promis'd y« 
El. St. Da. 
Merohts. 
•26 baK of 
broadcloth. 

Agreed yt 
they be deld. 

mpeoted 
Europe ship* 



Edward Harrison Esq 1 . Mintmaster reads that acco', for last month. 

The President acquaints the Board that when he prevaild with the Fort S fc . David 
Merchants to relinquish the remainder of the Broadcloth, he promis'd to deliver them 
sixteen bales, which they had sold and rec d . earnest for some time before, and ten 
bales for the use of Fort S\ David & Cuddalore,but not having a proportion of green 
cloth left sufficient for our Merch'. to help off with the red. 

Agreed that the foresaid Twenty six bales be deliverd the Fort S 1 . David 
Merchants, immediately upon the arrivall of our expected ships from Europe. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



Cap*. Thomas Wotton Coram 1 ', of the Darby registers six bales of Bengali goods G *-v tn - 
for Great Brittain. ««&*». 6 

bas. of 
Bengali 
goodB. 

Upon a debate concerning the affairs of Fort S*. David, the great and insupport- y^retrenoh- 
able Expence during the warr was taken into consideration, & whereas they have not Expenses at 
hitherto advis'd us of any considerable retrenchment in their monthly charges. E*- st - I)aTid 



Aoreed that their Paymast 1 '". acco'. ef Septemb 1 '. last, which they sent us up Agreed yt 
formerly be thoroughly exarnind to find out the extraordinary Expence occasiond by the j r f Pay fi mr °; 
the warr. and what ought to be retrench'd now the said warr is over. iasVbe examd * 

Michael Brocket formerly Sergeant at Fort S\ David, and now discharg'd by Michael 
the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', at his request, having serv'd the Comp a . sixteen years, petitions S§^ for 
the Board for severall months wages due to him, from the time of his leaving his p ay from 
Bencoolen with M 1 '. Jeremiah Harrison in the Sherborne to his arrivall at Fort S*. hisWingyt 
David, and referrs to M 1 '. Farmer then Dep ty . Gov 1 ", for an evidence of the justice wt - Coast to 
of his cause. Sff&S 

& referrs to 
Mr. Farmer 
for an eyi- 
denoe. 

Order'd that in the next Generall Letter M 1 '. Farmer be requir'd to acquaint us Mr- farmer 
of what he knows of this affair. ' ^tTw* 

he tenows of 
it. 

Benjamin Eussell Writer having been very irregular in his behaviour and Benjn. 
neglectfull in his buisness since his arrivall, for which the President has often writer have, 
reprimanded him to no purpose. been very 

x irregular in 

his behayr 

Orderd that he be sent to the West Coast by the next ship, and that if he do's { ~wa. y the 
not behave himself better there, he be dismiss'd the Service and return'd for wt 8 . e coast ye 
England. 

The Accomptant produces the Duplicates of the last years books, and acquaints TheAeoomptt 
the Board that he has made some progress towards the balJance of those ending in DapS. 1 fi 
April last, in order if possible to send them by the September ship. last j ear's' 

books, & 
acqts. ye 
Board yt. he 
has begun 
bnUancg. of 
these. 

Vizagapatam Factory acquainting us that one of their writers is sickly, which One of their 
is a hinderance to their buisness. vSagm.beine 

sickly 

Agreed that another be sent down by the Darby. Another to b» 

sent on ye 
Darby. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley 
W M . Jennings. 
Ber» d : Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Ship Queen Anne Cap'. Buck Mast r . saild for Bengali. 26 in . 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingeram of this days 27™ 
date. 

Sloop Bamah arriv'd from Fort S 4 . David by whom rec d . a Generall Lre from 
the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council there. 

1712—33 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 
At a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 
30 th . 



Edwaed Harbison Esq"., Gov\ & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Ben yon. 

William Warre. 



Paymrs. acot 
for Jast 
month read 



Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that acco*. for last montli Vizt. 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Diet ... ..<, 

Diet stores laid in '.. 

Charges Generall ... ... ... ...* 

Eepairs of Fortifications, &c a : . 

Charges Cattle 
New Hospitall 

Ne-w Guard house 

House moveables 
S l . Thomas's point 

Mint 

Charges Extraord r y- 

Ship President for three months impress 

Fort 8*. David 

Maddapollam Yatch ... ... 

Vizagapatam Factory p d . 7 Soldiers wives sent thither. 
York Fort p a a soldiers wife 



Pag 8 . 1316 : 21 : 
486 : 6 : 
147: [2:] 



. 64 


32 





100: 


12 





579: 


18 





162: 


19 


— 


3 


7 


— 


587 








60 


5 





20: 


30 





256: 


18 


— 


52: 


1 


— 


9: 


21. 





5 


5 


— 


— : 


25 


— 










• 4314 


8 


— 



Pags. 1000 pd. 
in by the Sea . 
Customer. ACCO 1 . 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 



Severall dis- 
orders having 
been commit- 
ted at ye 
Genu. Table, 
Messrs. Smart, 
Horden, Too : 
Cooke, Legg, 
Mason & 
Bennett ordd. 
to take their 
•turns to go 
thither to pre- 
vent ym for 
y» future. 



Severall disorders having been committed at the General Table, which we find 
to be partly oecasiond by the absence of those persons in the service that are of a 
superiour standing, and might awe the young ones into better behaviour, we have 
thought fit to appoint Joseph Smart Head Searcher, Richard Horden Under Searcher, 
Thomas Cooke Receiver, John Legg Begister, John Mason Secretary, and Alexander 
Bennett Steward, to take their turns either weekly or monthly or as they shall agree 
among themselves, to be present at the Table, and take care that no indecencys or 
disorders are committed. 



General] Lre 
from Ft. St. 
Dd. dated ye 
25th instt. 
read wth 43 
bales wch. 
The Ware- 



A Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S\ David dated 
the 25 th inst\ receivd ^ sloop Ramah read, advising to have sent on her forty three 
bales of Callicoes. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep* do unload the same. 



r3'i i Benjamin Russell delivers in a petition as Enterd after this Consul*, in con- 

deiivrs. in a sideration of which, and his capacity for buisness, if he pleases to employ his Talent 

coVsideratn. of *S he OUght. 
whioh, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 131 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1712- 



Agreed that he be sent to Vizagapata.ni, with a recommendation that iu case he ^f^ £,' he 
is not more regular and diligent than he has been here, the Cheif & Council do send vizagmbutto 
him back in order to be return'd for Europe. £* ^"jf i£ 

mend hie 
behave 

Orderd that sixteen hundred & sixty Pag s ., twenty six fanams, and two cash, Page i66o. 
be advanc'd Edward Bulkley Paym r to defray Charges Garrison. ye'p 2 a y m ™ n ° d 

Agreed that Cornelius Witts & John Wattly be entertaind in the Gunroom 2 Gunnera 

CreW. entertaind. 

Pouncala Kistna Farmer of the Measuring Duty pays into Cash One hundred ^g 8 isa : 21 
thirty six Pagodas, twenty four fanams on that ace'. Parmer oFye 

measuring 
Duty. 

The old Cooper of the Garrison being almost past his Labour. L'rhe old 

past his 
labour, 
[J. Macdll 

Agred that James Mackdonnell be taken into service for that Employ and the entfir >ind 
said Mackdonnell having wrought all last month upon liking. Zorkd aiuast 

month upon 
[liking] 

Orderd that his pay do commence from the beginning of the month, as also John his P a y to 
Averys, who has been employ'd likewise in the Stables for a Tryall. from^teging 

of ye month 
as also John 
Arerys 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon ble . Edward Hakrison Esq*. 

Presid t . & Govern* of Port S t . George &c\ Council. 

Hon ble S r . &c a . 

Being deeply sensible of, and greatly coucernd for the many misbehaviours I 
have been guilty of, whereby I have justly so farr incurrd yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . displeasure, 
that you have been pleas'd to order me for the West Coast ; I humbly offer to yo r . 
consideration, that my being sent away from hence in so ignominious a manner, will 
undoubtedly destroy my reputation with my freinds, and must consequently termi- 
nate in my ruine, I therefore humbly begg that yo r . Hon r . &c a will be pleas'd to 
reverse it, promising for the future a very regular behaviour, diligent application to 
buisness, and to demean myself in all respects as becomes 

Hon ble - S r &c a 
Yo r most faithfull & Obed*. 
Hum bu '- Serv 4 . 
Port S/ George, June t- 30- 17 12. BenjA _ ^^ 

Ship Messiah Christian Knoetz Pilot saild for Bengali. j UL -v 2 

Ship S l . Austin belonging to Aga Pera saild for Ganjam. 
Ship Patta Doulet, Aukim Cawne Noquedah saild Ballasore. 

Receivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern r . & Council at Port 4 TB 
S". David dated the 1 st inst 4 . 



132 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 

At a Consultation 



Friday 

4th 



Present 



Edward Harrison Esq b 
Thomas Feederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 



Govern ,: . & Presid 1 
Henry Davijnport. 
Edward Btjlkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



William Warre. 



Genii. Lre 
from Ft. St. 
David dated 

ye 1st. icstt. 



The Presidt. 
reports yt 
there are 
eevll. Expon- 
as Ft. St. 
D. Paymrs 
aeot very 
difft. from 
ours. 

an immediate 
reformatn. to 

1 e com- 
mended. 

Letters to 
Bengll & 
Vizagapui f' 
Darby read 
& approv'd. 



Edward Harrison Esq r . President reads his ace 4 , of the Ba Hon ble Comp as . Gash 
for last month, ballance being Fourteen Thousand Three hundred Forty six Pagodas, 
twelve fanams & one cash. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty Govern 1 & Council of Fort S'. David dated the 
I st instant read, acquainting us that they have not cash enough to defray their last 
months Expences, by which we observe that they are not much decreas'd since the 
peace was made. 

The President acquaints the Board that upon examination of their Paymast 1 ' 8 
acco'. for the month of September last, article by article, he finds severall considera- 
ble charges and expences that are different from ours, an acco'. of which being laid 
before the Board 



Order'd that a Generall Letter be drawn up, strenuously to recomend an imme- 
diate reformation. 

Generall letters to the President & Council in Bengali, and to the Cheif & 
Council of Vizagapatam <Jf* ship Darby read and approvd. 



Bernard Benyon Storekeep r delivers in a menioriall containing severall abuses 

md. lb. 

that have been practic'd by the Powder makers, and proves that the Ca. 27 : 17 : 15 
of salt petre wanting in weight, ought not to have been wrote off in the last months 
p^wder^ y6 Storekeep™ acco'. to Prof fit & Loss, for the severall reasons contain'd in the said 
maters, in ye Memoriall, the said Powdermakers having always had a sufficient allowance made 
Betre le0f SaH ^ Bem f° r refining to their full satisfaction, which matters being fully examind, as also 
the Powdermakers acco'. stated by the Storekeep r for the years 1710 & 1711. 

Order'd that their ace', be charg ; d with the deficiency, and that the Storekeep r . 
do use his utmost endeavours to recover what he can thereof, and that no larger 
quantity be sufferd to lie in their hands for the future, than what is absolutely neces- 
sary, so j\ it may the more easily appear if they shou'd embezzle any saltpetre for the 
future. 



The Store- 
keepr delivei 
in a memorl 
of sevll. 
abuses com' 



petre. 



their stCctB 
ordd. to be 
debted for it, 
& no more 
Saltpetre yn. 
absolutely 
necessary to 
lie in their 
hands for ye 
futuro. 

Pags. 1000 
ordd. ye 
Painters & 

600 to ye 
Washers. 
Thcniu 

Parker 

petitns. to 

btive ye 



Oederd that One Thousand Pagodas beadvancd Eamazalu &c a Painters, towards 
painting the E*. Hon ble ' Comp as Callicoes, and Six Hundred Pagodas to the washers. 

Thomas Parker free Merchant delivers in a petition requesting that he may be 
entertaind to serve the B'. Hon bIC ' Comp a as a Factor at the West Coast, *and upon 
examination finding that he serv'd a considerable Merchant in London, that he is well 
skill'd in buisness and Acco ts , and a sober man of a fair character. 



Agreed he be 
entertaind & 
sent hither by 
ye Pros- 
perous. 



Agreed that he be entertaind in the service, and sent by the Prosperous that will 
touch there in her way to Batavia, recommended to the Dep ty . Govern 1 " & Council to 
be employ 'd at Bantall, where by our last advices there was no persons qualify'd to 
keep up their Acco . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 133 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



The last Generall Letter from Fort S*. David dated the I s 
us that their joynt stock Merchants thought it very hard, that they could not be paid Merita 
their mony at Fort S*. David, but must be oblig'd to run a double risque, first up into P^neyt they 
the Country to purchase goods, and afterwards from hence to Fort S\ David after their mony 
they have rec d it, their Gomastas here were calld in, and askd by the President why h ® r ®' " 
they press us so hard for mony to be paid them here, when at the same time their & c advise u» 
Principalis complain as beforemention'd, upon which they produe'd letters from them, mthew £ Jaat ] 
even of a later date than the Generall, which being interpreted by one Braminy, our Gomastas 
are found to contain positive orders for their demanding Fifteen Thousand Pagodas, ^erecaiidin 






renfoa 



and directions how the said mony shall be apply'd. aS k> d ^ h ' 

thev press us. 

[to] 

pay jui mony 

here, upon 

wch they 

produoe 

Lrea from 

their 

Prinoiplls 

empowering 

ym. to demand 

15000 Pags. 

Agreed that this matter be represented to Fort S'. David in our next Generall ma Wer to he 
Letter, and that the said Merchants be forthwith paid Ten Thousand Pagodas. Ft? r stiK d % ° 

10000 Pag*, to 
be forthwith 
• pd. sd. 

Merchts. 

The Accomptant reports that coming to compare the thoro acco' of Eemains The] 
lately taken, with the Generall books, in order to make adjustment towards a ballance, aSftSf'in an 
he finds wanting in the acco 1 . of Rupees One hundred Thirty Two Thousand Six <"»* • of ru P *. 
Hundred Twenty Two, three anas, and in the acco'. of silver Six hundred eighty nf 6g7 2 "J a 2* 
seven pounds, two oz 3 , nine dw ts . & fifteen grains, of which two Articles he delivers dwt .?':gr. is 
in an abstracted Acco 1 . Curr 1 . with an Explanation upon it, how and at what time the wanting' 
said Rupees and silver appear to be wanting. 

Agreed that the President, with the Accomptant, Warehousekeep 1 , & M 1 . Bernard [The] 
Benyon do thoroughly examine the said abstract deliverd in, comparing it with the ^ re8idt - 
Generall books, to see that there are no errors in the charge. ho^sekeepi-'* 

Mr. Benyon 
to compare sd. 
aeott. wth y e . 
Genii, books. 

ORDERDthat One Hundred Candy of Redwood be sent to Bengali by the London. 100 c«uii y of 

Redwood to 
be 6ent to 
Bengali by y 
London. 

Edward Harrison Esq'. Mintmast 1 pays into Cash One hundred & Twenty nine Mintmastr 
Pags s . being the produce of Gold receivd ^ sloop Mary from Batavia and Two p^lye m 
hundred Eighty seven Pag s , thirty two fanams, and four Cash acco'. Coinage of Gold produoe. .f 
for the month of May. fron/lLtavia 

& Pag». 287. 
32. 4. aeet. 
Coinage. 

Gruapa &c". Arrack Farmers pay into Cash six hundred & Thirty Three Pag s . Pa s 3 - 633 - 
twelve fanams, on that acco 1 . for the months of May and June. ' [ 2 y y^tLJ* 

Farmers. 

Orderd that what Madrass Pagodas procureable be sent to Vizagap'". by the Madraes Pag^ 
Darby. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw". Bulklev. 

W M .. Jennings. 

Bern" : Benyon. 

William Wabbe. 
Ship Cawdir Bux, Sheik Buda Noquedah saildfor Bengali. 
Ship Jaufree, Aga Careim Noquedah, saild for d°. 
1712—34 



to be sent to 
izagm. 



134 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



[4 T "J Ship Conjaveram, Nure Mahomud Noquedah saild for d°. 

5 ra Ship Darby Cap'. Thomos Wotton Gomm r . saild for Vizagap m . & Bengali by 

whom sent the following Generall Letters Vizt. 
— To the Cheif & Council of the former dat d . 27 th ult° & y s day. 

To the President & Council of the latter dated this day. 

_ Keceivd ty boat a Generall Letter from M. 1 '. Matthew Weld at Fort 8' David 

dat' 1 y e 2 d . ins'. 
Ship Chiudadre belonging to Colloway Chitty saild for Ganjam. 



At a Consultation 
Preterit 

Monday Edward Harrison Esq*. Govern" & President. 

7 th Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Be;nyon. 

William Warre. 

Lani custom William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco' for last month Vizt 

acot. for last 

Choultry Custom Pag 8 345 : 35 : 57 

Eubie brokers 97.11:47 

Registering slaves 5:12: — 

Pag s ... 448:23:2[4] 
400 Pags P d. and pays into Cash Pour hundred Pagodas on ace 4 . Land Customs. 

in on yt acot. 

Capt. Petition of Cap*. Armiger Gostlin Attorney for Eoger Allanson read, and is as 

pedui^read Enterd after this Consultation. 



prove 



wt. Orderd that theSec ry . do demand of him, whom he appoints, or whether he will 

c'orfSun next a ^end this Board himself, to make proof of his Allegations next Consultation. 
Mi 6 weld at A Letter from M 1 ' Matthew Weld dated the 2 d inst'. read, in answer to what 

t. st. David wrote the Dep ty . Govern 1, & Council of Fort S*. David, concerning a complaint made 
'^if' TT ane i - against him bv M rs . Anne Hunt, advising that he has sent the goods hither bv a boat. 



read 

to Mrs H 



against him by M rs . Anne Hunt, advising that he has sent the goods hither by a boat, 
complaint belonging to her Daughter deceasd. 

a£8t him & 
advising yt 
he has sent 
her goods. 

woh ye sea Orderd that the Sea Customer do send for them ashore, and that he and the 

8end°for M *° Paymast 1 '. do compare them with the list sent, taking care that all charges be paid, 
ashore, & w th anc j to report the acco'. when adjusted. 

ye Paymr. to L J 

compare ye 



Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S*. David dated yester- 

roori onnrnv'n onn cirrnri 



Genii Lre to 

5pr 8 oVd I V ead Aii y- reaC '' a PP r0V ' d and si s nd - 

sign'd. 

M ortVo a r Ten " Henry Davenport for Eobert Pa worth late Sea Custom 1 produces an Ace 1 , of the 

m" r' worth ballance due from severall persons, to close the said Sea Customers acco*. ending the 
late Sea i as {. f j u i v 171 1 ^ch i s as Entcrd after this Consultation. 

Custr. » 3 

produces an 

acoot. of 

toony due 

from sevll 

y sons to 

eloBe ye acot. 

3 overcharges The three articles of overcharge on the C. side amounting to Three hundred & 

beS'efroxB , Thirty Pag s , two fanams, fifty two cash, being thoroughly examind into & found to 
aiiovAUf. bei'eal errors to the prejudice of the persons concernd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 135 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Orderd that they be wrote off and allowcl them. 

As for the severall articles amounting together to fifteen Pagodas, eight fanams, Several] other 

being for small parcells that the severall persons concernd deny to have ree d . " mal1 Art3 ' 

Orderd that Joseph Smart who was then .Receiver do acquaint them, that they Receive to 

must either take their oaths or pay the mony. th^f recover 

of them. 

And to prevent the like trifling disputes for the future. To prevent ye 

like in future! 

Ordfrd that no small parcells of goods be cleard for the future, before the Ordwi y t no 
Custom is paid, or a note given for the mony, and that the Sea Customer do acquaint ™ al . 1 * oe11 ? 
all those under him, to put this order in Execution from this day. ye custom 'is 

pd. [or] note 

given 

for ye mony. 

Henry Davenport pays into Cash Fourteen hundred sixty two Pag s . three Pags u&2 -. 
ianams, and four cash, towards the ballance of the forementiond acco 1 . 3 : 4p fl -inon 

7 y 8 forementd. 

aect. 

The case of George Brand being taken into consideration who was sent up from George 
Port S*. David the 5 th of Decemb 1 ' last for killing John Hughes in a rencounter, the Brands ease 
Port S*. David Letter relating thereto was read, as also Andrew Middletons affidavit SdSto^ 
who was the only person present. 

Agreed that we write to Port S\ David to send up what witnesses they have, witnesses to 
and what further proof relating to this affair. be wrote up. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern" : Benton. 
William Warre. 
The Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq k . 

President for affairs of the R t . Hon' 11 . 

United East India Company on the Coast of Choromandell 

and Govern" of Fort S t . George &c\ Council. 

][0N B1E S E . &C A 

The humble petition of Armiger Gostlin 
Attorney of Poger Allanson, 
Sheweth, 

That M r . Robert Stokes Resident at Syrian in Pegue for affairs of Gulston Addi- 
son Esq r &c a . joynt stock Merch ts . did send M 1 '. Roger Allanson up to Ava to procure 
Elephants teeth for the said joynt stock which he accordingly did, and at the same 
time procurd some for himself, and brought the same down with the others, design- 
ing to ship his own on board, and consign them to your Petiton 1 ', but when the said 
Allanson came down to Sirian, M r . Robert Stokes would not allow of it, but told him 
he would agree with him for what he had there, and that none should go over but 
what went for the acco'. of the abovementiond joynt stock, which (M r . Stokes being 
Cheif then) M r . Allanson could not contradict, all which as your Petit 1 ', humbly 
conceiving] he has sufficient proof of, M r . Stokes giving liim a note at the same time 
being the 9 th of April 1710, to pay him Three hundred Sixty Six Pag s . twenty one 
fanams, for the amo'. of Thirty six Thousand six hundred seventy [six] viss of 
Gance* in Elephants teeth, on the safe avrivall of the Gulston Gaily [at J Madrass. 

M r . Stokes in the time of his sickness promis'd yo 1 ' Petit 1 ', the payment of said 
mony, as soon as he should be a little recoverd, and at the time of [his] making his 
last will, yo r . Petit/, spoke to him about it, and he spoke [to] M r . Kaworth whom he 
constituted one of his Trustees, who promis'd to see it discharg'd. 

Now yo 1 '. Petit r . having made a demand of the Trustees of Gulston Add[ison] 
Esq 1 '. &c a . joynt stock Merchants of the said mony, but they not complying therewith 
humbly begs the assistance of this Hon Wc Board for the recovery thereof, and he as 
in Duty bound shall ever pray &ca. 

• Properly, ' Ganza ' the old name given to the metal which constituted the inferior currency of Pegu in those days. 



13b 



Record? of Port St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 

Robert Raworth Esq". Sea Customer 



To ball , of his Sea 
Custom acc ( . 
ending the ult°. 
July 1711 ... 



Pag*. 22807 : 13 : 64 



By Cash paid into Con- 
stiltat" at sev u . times- 

By Promt & Loss for 
draw hacks and 
notes unpaid Viz 1 . 
18 p 8 . of broad cloth 
charg'd Cojah 

Oakeem y e 4 th June 
1711 for'w ch he has 
since produc'd a 
Certificate from 
Bombay y* they 
had paid the 
Hon ble Conip a8 . 
Custom ... 
45 p 8 oi Seerbafts 
overcharg'd Cojah 
Mark 19 th July 
Pag 8 900 
Overchargd in 

Johnarduns goods. 

Cap*. Boaches note. 
M r Williams 
M r . Jones ... 
Mons 1 ' Jolly 
Mad m . Caryl 
Mad m . Hall 
John Austin 
M r . Charles Boone 
M r . Browne 
Ensign Dixon 
Anthony Wurger. 
M r . Bugden 



Pag. 21000 



[...] 



240 : 2 : 52 



330 : 2 : [...] 



15 = s -. r-i 



21345 
1462 



10 



Pag 8 . 22807 



By Ballance 

Errors Excepted 

^ Hen : Davenport for Bob 1 . Raworth Esq". Sea Cust e . 

Dispatch 'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council 
S r . David dated yesterday. 

Ship Johnardun Cap'. Herbert eaild for Bengali. 

Ship Arabella Cap'. Alexander Beid Command 1 ', arriv'd from England, 
ing to the separate stock. 

At a Consultation 



13 : [64] 
of Eort 

belong- 



Tuesday 



Lre from 
Mr. Seo« 
Wooley 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq e : 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 



Gov 1! . & Presid 1 ; 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



William Warre. 
Cap'. Alexander Beid Command 1 ', of the separate stock ship Arabella came ashore 
and deliverd us a Letter from M 1 . Sec rv . Woolley dated in London the 7 th . Decern b r . 
1711, which was read, and advises what ships are designd for India this year, and 
where they are consignd. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bdlkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 137 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Ship Pattee Romaun, Sheik Abdulla Noquedah saild for Bengali. 8th 

Ship Recovery Cap 4 . Hurst saild for Ballasore. — 
Sloop Rama arrivd from E' S l . David by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from the ^ TH 

Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council [there] dated the 7 th . inst'. inclosing Invoice and bill of 

Loading for 37 bales [loaded] on her. 

Ship Idaree, Hodj[ee S]alam Noquedah saild for Bengali. — 

Ship Saib Jamaun, Hodjee Nassaree Noquedah saild for d°. — 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harbison Esq* : Gov K . & Presid 7 . ^n™ 

Thomas Erederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Cap'. Alexander Reid Commander of the ship Arabella produces his Licence for c »p5- Keid . 
trading to the East Indies, siga'd by M 1 '. Sec ry . Woolley, the said Licence is as Enterd Licence! b " 
after this Consultation. 

Generall letter to the President & Council in Bengali dated vesterday 5£ London, Generaii 

, nj-5j .Ji' ) Letter to 

read, approv'd, and sign'd. Ben g n. read 

& signd. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeep r . pays into Cash Two Thousand Eighty nine Pag 9 , storekeeper 
four fanams, and fifty cash on acco'. stores sold. Pags. l 208P : 

fa ca 

t : 50. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag 8 , on that Sea Customer 

ace'. P X in ra «'- 

Great part of the Hon ble Comp as . silver plate formerly bought of M r . Pitt, being most part of 

old, batter'd, and almost unserviceable, and the President offering as much new plate pTat^ToCht 

in the room of it weight for weight. of Gorr. pitt 

being almost 
unserviceable 
The Presidt. 
offering new 
for it. 

Agreed that the Mintmast 1 '. do melt down as much of that w oh . is old andbatterd Agreed it 

as will make good the weight of the new in Standard, but that nothing be allowd beacoe J |ted - 
for the fashion. 

William Warre Rentall Generall pays into Cash Vizt. Pa gB . 1000 pd. 

* J in by ye 

RentU 

for the years 1709 & 1710 Six hundred Pagodas. Generii. 

for the year 1711 Eour hundred Pagodas. 

Agreed that One Thousand Pagodas be advane'd Ramazalu &c a painters, for loooPags. 
painting the R\ Hon ble Comp as Callicoes. ' Seref 

Order'd that Two Thousand Pagodas be advane'd Edward Bulkley Payi/iast 1- . to ?ooo p ag s. 
defray Charges Garrison. advanoM y<= 

Agreed that John Hamilton & William Leith be entertaind in the Gunroom Two Gunners 

CreW. entertain'd. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Erederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W, Jennings. 
Bern . Benyon. 
William Warre. 
1712—35 



138 



Records of Fort St. George 



12™ 



l 4 iH 
15™ 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 

In The Ship Arabella Alex 1- . Eeid Mast*, for East India 
Alex dr . Reid having Licence maketh Entry Viz'. 

Twelve dozen of course hatts at 4 s each 

Twenty four yards of fine blackcloth at 17 s 

Twenty four yards of saarlet cloth at 20 s 

To be ship'd at Madera in wine 



JSTDIA. 

. . £ 28 : 


: 16; 




20: 


8 ; 


; 


24 ; 


■ 


• 


426: 


16 ; 


— 


£ 500 : 


: — : 


- 



London the 1L th Octob" 1711. 

These are to certifie that Alexander Reid hath licence to Trade to the East 
Indies for the sum of Five hundred Pounds, and in virtue thereof hath duely enterd 
in tbe books of the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East 
Indies the aboveraeution'd goods in the ship Arabella the said Cap*. Alexand r . Reid 
Command 1 '. 

Tho : Woolley Secv. 

Ship Prosperous Cap'. William Ridgley Comand r . saild for Bencoolen by whom 
sent two Generall Letters to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council there dated the 9 th & 10 th 
inst*. . ' 

Ship London Cap'. William Upton Comand r . saild for Bengali by whom sent a 
Generall Letter to the President & Council there dated yesterday. 

Dispateh'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep' y . Govern r . & Council of 
Fort S*. David of this days date. 

Ship Banganauta Razahee, Mahomud Jaffar Noquedah saild for Tenassery. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep' y . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S'. David 
& another from the Dep' y . Govern r . singly, both dated the 12 th inst*. 



Tuesday 

15^ 



Lre from Ft. 
Bt. Dd. dated 
ye 12th inatt. 
read, aoqtg. 
113 wt pro ■ 
gress they 
have made in 
retrenching 
ye Exps. 

The Preeidt. 
acqts. ye 
Board yt w th 
ye Acoomptt. 
Warehouse- 
keepr. & Mr. 
Benyon th^y 
have gone 
thro' the 
Rupee & 
Silver acot. & 
find ye sum 
mentrt, in 
Consultatn . 
of ye 4th 
instt. is 
wanting to a 
trifle & that 
their report 
will he ready 
by next 
Consultatn. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Edward Harrison 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 



G0VERN r & PRESID T 

Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



William Warre. 

A Generall Letter from the Dep' y . Govern 1 ". & Council of Fort S'. David dated 
the 12 th inst'. read in answer to ours of the 6 th , where iu they give us a particular 
acco*. of what they have done towards retrenching of Expences, as also what guards 
are absolutely necessary in time of peace. 



The President acquaints the Board that with the assistance of the Accomptant, 
Warehousekeep 1 ', & M 1 '. Bernard Benyon he has gone thr6 every article of the Rupee 
& Silver acco'., comparing them carefully at the same time with the Warehouse and 
Mint acco ts . and it appears very plainly the quantity of Rupees and Silver mentiond 
in Consultation dated the 4 th inst'. is wanting to a trifle, and that a particular report 
of this affair will be ready to lay before the Board next Consultation. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 139 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



A Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', of Tort S'. David dated the 12 th inst'. read, Lr s from Mr 
wherein he desires permission to come up hither, and settle his Acco 4 . depending (Win^ leav. 
with the Company and other people. 



hither. 



Agreeh that the consideration of the said Letter be deferr'd till next Consulta- +be ooneidera- 

' i of it 
errd till 
report is 



tion, when the report is made concerning the Rupees and silver wanting. defarrftm 



The President informs the Board that he has receivd severall messages from the The Prcsidt. 

Duan, and a Letter from his Sec ry , desiring him to stop the Pegue Embassad 1 ' 8 . from £0°™^° he 

proceeding by sea to Bengali, upon which he has severall times discours'd with the haareos. 

said Embassad 1 ' 8 ., and us'd all manner of arguments to perswade them to a compliance messages from 

with the Duan, but they alledgc in answer, That they have wrote their King their the Duan to 

intentions to proceed by way of Bengali, and have desir'd bim to send Elephants to B topye Pegae 

meet them therej in order to be carry 'd as part of their present ; That they can travel Embassy™ 

much more commodiously by way of Patna, with more safety and expedition and a B ea to 

tenth part of the charge, wherefore they are positively determind to go that way, Ben 8 alL 
unless we detain them by force, which they hope we will not do, in regard that they 
came here as to a free Port, depending upon the ancient freiudship and good corres- 
pondence, that has always been kept up between us, and the King their Master. 

Then it was debated what measures were fittest to be taken upon this occasion, which matter 
and how fair we might venture to go, in order to oblige the Duan, the result of which ^' h n a f ed 
was as follows. 

That all perswasive means be us'd, but that we cannot answer forcibly detaining Agreed yi an 
any Kings Embassad 1 ' 8 ., being contrary to the Laws of this, and all other Nations in me*™*™ 
the world, and in this particular case might give the King of Pegue a reasonable ^g^^f 
pretence to seize the shipping and effects belonging to the inhabitants of this place, answer the 
which are very considerable in his Dominions, and would be entirely lost. detaining any 

Princes 
Embassadrg, 

That a Letter be wrote to the Duan, acquainting him that we have us'd our that a Lre be 
utmost endeavours to prevail with the said Embassadors by fair means, and our wrote to the 
reasons at large whv we cannot answer detaining them by force. reason! at° Ur 

large. 

M r . Robert Presgrave being a person well qualify'd, is entertain'd Ensign of this Mr Robert 
Garrison, in the place of John Burnell turn'd out of the service for his ill behaviour. e „7Snd 

Ensign. 

The petition of Cornelia Bugden Widdow inhabitant of this place read, praying Mrs. Cornelia 
the assistance of this Board, to recover hat was left her children by the will of her p e "f£ eD r g ad 
husbands brother William Bugden deceas'd in Bengali. 

Orderd that the said affair be recommended to the President & Council in ™ cb affair to 

. be recom- 

Ben°:all by the next bam. mended to ye 

5 J l Presidt. & 

Council, in 
BengH. 

The Accomptant reads his Journall Parcells for May last. joumaii 

x "^cells for 

. . May read. 

Erlepa &c a Tobacco & Beetle Earmers pay into Cash Five hundred eighty three Pags 683 . 
Pagodas twelve fanams on that acco\ i2:-pdmb y 

E. Harrison. ££*« 

Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Btjlkley. 
W M : Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 



Ship Pattee Rimaum, Aga Jaffar Noquedah saild for Bengali. 



15* 



140 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Thcbsday 

17™ 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Hakrison Esq". Peesid 1 . & Gov". 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre, 



Storekeepr. to 
sell the Janes 
Lead at 
Outory. 
Aooompt, 
"Warehoiise- 
keepr. & 
Mr. Benyon 
deliver in 
their report 
concerns, ye 
fiups & 
silver 
wanting. 



that came by the Jane at publick 



Orderd that the Storekeep 1 ' do sell the Le 
Outcry. 

The Accomptant, Warehousekeeper & M 1 . Benyon deliver in the following report 
concerning Eupees & silver wanting in the Warehouse. 
Hon'ble Sr. &c a . 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 4 th . inst'. we have in presence of 
the Govern 1 , thoroughly examind the acco'. of Eupees and Silver wanting, as deliverd 
in by the Accornpt 4 carefully comparing every individuall article with the Ware- 
housekeep 1 ' 8 . & Mintmast 1 ' 8 . monthly acco ts . and find the whole matter to stand as 
follows. 

First, we observe that the Accomptant begins his enquiry from the ballance of 
the books ending April 1708, because at that time there was a very small ballance 
of Eupees remaining in the Warehouse Vizt. One Thousand Seven hundred & Forty 

oneJ-J' 

From the opening of the new books May y e 1 st 1708 to the last of Dec 1 ', follow- 
ing Mess rs . Martin & Eaworth were joynt Warehousekeep'' 8 ., tho M 1 '. Eaworth only 
acted, and then he came to be sole Warehousekeep 1 '. and had a ballance of Eupees 
remaining in the Warehouse Six Thousand 8f Sixty Five_- 

16 

M r . Eaworth continued sole Warehousekeep 1 '. to the 1 st . of Octob r 1709, and 
then M 1 '. Martin rec d . the Warehouse from him with only Eup s . Ten thousand Seven 
Hundred & Eighty two & \ as appears by a list of goods and silver remaining in the 
said Warehouse, taken y e 3 d . of Octob r . 1709 by Mess rs . Eudge & Bennett under 
Warehousekeep 1 ' 3 , th6 at the same time the ballance of Eupees remaining in the 
Warehouse should have been Twenty Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Eight & two 
anas, according to the Warehousekeep 1 ' 8 & Mintmast 1 ' 8 . monthly Acco ts . 

M 1 '. Martin continued Warehousekeep 1 ' Octob r 
which time he receives into the Warehouse Vizt. 
Accot Coinage of silver 

Acco'. Custom 

to which add the bailee rec a as above 



Novemb 1 ' following, during 



Pag* 336000 : :- 

3754; 12:- 

10782: i-.- 



is 350537 : — :— 



On the 1 st . of Decemb 1 ' following M 1 '. Eaworth again rec d . the Warehouse from 
M 1 '. Martin with the ballance of Eupees as beforementiond Three Hundred & Fifty 
Thousand Five hundred & Thirty seven, as appears by the Warehouse Couicoplys 
Cajan acco'. of remains taken when the Warehouse was deliverd over, but no acco\ 
of remains can be found wrote in English, signd by either of the Warehousekeep 15 . 
tho M 1 '. Martin affirms that he did deliver one signd to M r . Raworth. 

However it appears by the Books & Invoices that most of the Eupees rec d . by 
M 1 '. Martin in the two months beforemention'd, were delivered out by M 1 '. Eaworth in 
Jan ry . following, because he ships off at once upon the Hallifax bound to Bengali Five 
hundred & Four Thousand, tb6 he has rec d . no more from the Mint to that time than 
One hundred Sixty Eight Thousand, so that the other Three hundred & Thirty Six 
Thousand undeniably appears to be part of M r . Martins ballance, which inclines us to 
beleive that Cajan ace', of the Conieoplys may be right, and we are obligd to declare 
that they seem to have been wrote at the time the Warehouse was deliverd up, tho it 
were to be wish'd that so much confidence had not been repos'd in the Couicoplys, 
but that the acco\ of remains had been drawn up in English and signd interchange- 
ably by the Warehousekeep". as usual. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 141 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



M 1 '. Raworth continued Warehousekeep 1 '. from the 1 st of Decemb 1 ' 1709 to the 
last of Aug 84 . 1710, when M 1 '. Martin again rec' 1 . the Warehouse from him with a 
ballance of Six hundred & Forty Rupees only, as appears by an ace 4 , of remains sign'd 
Robert Raworth, th6 at that time there ought to have been One hundred Thirty Two 
Thousand Three hundred Fifty Three & 3/] 6, according to the Generall books & the 
Mintmast rs - monthly Acco 4s , which have been regularly pass'd, th6 the Warehouse 
acco 4s are defective in severail considerable articles, and particularly in April 1709 
there is no mention made of Two hundred & Fifty Nine Thousand Rupees receiv'd 
into the Warehouse from the Mint. 

Of this large quantity of Rupees wanting Viz'. One hundred Thirty Two Thou- 
sand Three hundred & Fifty Three & 3/16, there are only Fourteen Thousand Five 
hundred & Thirty Seven of which there can be the least doubt, all the rest indisput- 
ably appears to be wanting iu M 1 '. Raworths time, and the Fourteen Thousand Five 
hundred and Thirty Seven also, if the Warehouse Cajans are allow'd to be trusted to, 
which is submitted to yo r . Hon 1 '. &c ;is . consideration. 

As for the Six hundred Eighty seven lb, two oz% nine dw 4 ., & fifteen grains of 
silver wanting, it plainly appears to have happend in M r . Raworths time,- when he 
had the Warehouse under his charge, because when M 1 '. Martin took the Warehouse 
from M 1 '. Raworth the last of Aug st . 1710 he receivd no more than Eleven Thousand 
Eight Hundred & Eleven Pound, eight oz s & eighteen dw ts ., tho the ballance then 
remaining should have been Twelve Thousand Four hundred and Ninety Eight lbs. 
eleven oz s , seven dw ts & fifteen grains, and we find upon examination that the said 
Eleven Thousand Eight hundred & Eleven lbs, eight oz s , & eighteen dw ts , receivd by 
M 1 '. Martin with what has been deliverd into the Warehouse since the last of August 
1710 is very justly accounted for as plainly appears by comparing the thor6 acco 4 . 
of remains now taken, with the Generall Books. 

And now we have sett these matters in a true light, we respectfully subscribe 

Hon ble - S r . &c a 
To r . most humble Serv ts . 
Tho : Fredeeick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
Been d . Benyon. 

M 1 '. Raworth's Letter read in last Consultation, wherein he desires leave to come Mr. Raworths 
up hither and settle his acco 49 ., was taken into consideration, and finding by the fore- ^"^ 
going report that the Rupees & Silver appear to have been wanting when the Ware- ation & find- * 
house was in his possession, foregoing 

report yt. the 
Rupees * 
Silver appear 
to be wants, 
in his time. 

Agreed that M r . Raworth be made acquainted with this affair & that he be re- Agreed he 
quir'd to bring up with him such necessary papers as he may have by him towards ^ ave liberty 
the clearing it, and that he have liberty to come up as soon as he pleases either by be oWd'to 
sea or land. brin s u p wt 

necessary 
papers he 
may have 
towards 
clearing yt. 
affair. 

Orderd that the Town Conicoplys Duty for six months ending the ult°. April last, r wn Coni- 
be paid him. f°^? B iui ? 

* for six 

months 
order' d to be 

E. Harrison. pa"- 

Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenpokt. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
1712—86 



142 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEOEGE, JULY 17h 



18™ Eeceivd a Generall Letter from the JDep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S 4 . David 

dated the 15 th inst 4 . 
20™ Ship Madeena Bux, Sheik Buda Noquedab arriv'd from Jafnapat m . 

2lT " Eeceiv'd a Generall letter from the Cheif Sf Council of Vizagap m . dated the 7 th 

inst'. 



Tuesday 

22° 



Sen Cn^tonirs 
aooot for last 
month [read]. 



& Pags 1000 
paid in 
Mint Acct for 
last month 



in aoot. Coin- 
age of Gold & 
Raps U70 ; 8a 
deliverd ye 
Warehous- 
keepr acot 
Coinage 
SilTer. 

Capt. Gostlm 
appears 
before ye 
Board t > 
make proof 
of his petitn 
agst ye Trus- 
tees of 111'. 
Addision's 
Estate. 



Nevills 
depositions. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edwakd Harbison Bsg e . Gov\ & Presid'. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenpobt. 

"William Maetin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco 4 . for last month Vizt. 



Custom on goods imported and exported 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

Tonnage 



.. Pag B 3988: 15: 16 

127: 4: 40 

04 : — — 

57: 5: — 



Pag s . 4236: 24: 56 



and pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on acco'. Sea Customs. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads his Mint acco*. for last month, and pays 
into Cash Ninety Pag s . eight fanams, & two cash acco'. Coinage of Gold & delivers 
the Warehousekeep 1 '. Eleven hundred & seventy Rupees eight anas on ace*. Coinage 
of Silver. 



Capt. Armiger Gostlin appears before the Board to make proof of what alledg'd in 
his petition deliverd in the 7 th inst 4 ., and the said petition being read again, of which 
a copy had been given to Mess™ Edmund Mountague & Bernard Benyon Trustees to 
the Estate of the Hon ble Gulston Addison dec d . for their perusall, Cap 4 . Armiger 
Gostlin was requir'd to make proof of what alledg'd in his petition, the said Gostlin 
produces a note under M 1 '. Robert Stokes's hand dated the 9 th of April 1710. which is 
in the following words 

Keceivd of Cap 4 Roger Allanson Elephants teeth to the amount of Thirty six 
thousand six hundred seventy six viss of Gance, for the which teeth within twenty- 
one days of the Gulston Galleys arrivall in Madrass, upoD which ship the hazard 
runs, I promise to pay to the order of the said Cap 4 . Allanson the full sum of Three 
hundred sixty Pagodas twenty one fanams. 
Syrian y ,: 9 tu April 1710. 

RoB r . Stokes. 

Cap 4 . John Nevill being duely sworn declard as follows, that he the said Nevill 
was Cheif mate of the ship Shaalem in the service of the Pegue joynt stock, and 
present at Pegue when the foresaid note was given to Allanson. 

That to his certain knowledge Allanson having been sent up into the Country by- 
Stokes to procure Elephants teeth, brought down with him a parcell for his own 
Acco 4 . which the said Stokes would not permit him to send to Madrass, but forcibly 
detaiud them, alledgiug that neither he the said Stokes, nor any body else employ'd 
in that seivice, had liberty to trade in Elephants teeth, which were reserv'd for the 
joynt stock only. 

That Allanson severall times desird Stokes to make up his Acco 4 . for the foresaid 
teeth, which were ship'd on board the Shaalem bound hither among a large parcel 



Diary and Cnmultation Book, 1712 143 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 171&- 



belonging to the joynt stock, and that Stokes did at last settle the acco 4 . and gave 
Allanson the abovemention'd note of his hand for Three hundred Sixty Six Pagodas 
twenty one fanams. 

That ho is very well assur'd the teeth which Stokes took from Allanson went in 
the Shaalem to Bengali, the said Ship not being able to gain her passage hither, and 
that he beleives they were sold among the rest to M 1 '. Josiah Chitty. 

The said Neviil farther declares that Stokes took away a parcell of tin and some 
teeth from him in the same manner, affirming that no person in the service of the 
joynt stock had liberty to export those Commoditys on their own Acco ts . 

M 1 '. Josiah Chitty being sent for and examind, declares that he heard M 1 , Stokes Mr. Josiah 
■ mention a parcell of teeth to be on board the Shaalem belonging to Roger Allanson, ^wmLd 
and that he beleives they might be sold to bim the said Josiah Chitty, among the rest 
belonging to the joynt stock, but cannot positively affirm it to be so. 

Cap 1 . Gostlin produces a letter from Roger Allanson, wherein he mentions this 
note of Stokes's hand for Three hundred Sixty Six Pagodas twenty one fanams, 
and orders a Respond 41 ", bond due to M 1 '. Addison to be discharg'd with part of the 
said mony. 

Mess rs . Mountague & Beuyon Trustees for the Estate of the Hon bl8 . Gulston Mess". 
Addison dec d . who was Cheif Proprietor in the Pegue joynt stock, being ask'd what fc^y^ 
reasons they have to refuse payment of the foresaid note given by Stokes to Allanson, an«. 
for the value of the Elephants teeth taken from him, returnd the following Answer. 

That no notice being taken of the joynt stock in the said note, nor any proof 
appearing that the Elephants teeth belonging to Allanson, were sold among those 
belonging to the Stock in Bengali, but on the contrary part of those Invoicd for 
acco 4 . of the joynt stock by ship Shaalem were found to be wanting, they conceive the 
Proprietors of the Joynt Stock are not liable to pay the said note, especially since 
there is a probability that Stokes might sell these teeth of Allansons apart, and it do's 
not appear that he has brought any sum to the joynt stock's credit for the produce of 
them. 

M r . Benyon being ask'd if he has any books in his possession kept by Stokes Mr. Banyan 
during his residence in Pegue for acco'. of the Joynt stock produces a sort of a waste fort of e a * 
book wherein among other things it appears, that about the time when Stokes was £**£ e b book 
settling his affairs, in order to come hither from Pegue upon the Shaalem, he draws Mr. stokes in 
a list of goods shipd off, with the charges upon them, and debts standing out f^onhe 
amounting to Viss 680779 : 52, and in the close of the said acco 4 . are the following joynt stock, 

„ wherein there 

words— Cash to be paid Cap 4 . Allanson in Mad rass 36665 viss : 52 which sum d _°' 8 _»PP e «» 

appears to be the same as that mention 'd in Stokes's note to a trifle, the difference 
being no more than eleven viss of gance or T W part of a Pagoda. 



6am to be 
paid Capt. 
Allanson in 
MadrasB, tha 
same as wt. 
now demanded 
to a trifle. 



Wherefore in consideration that it appears to us, M v . Stokes would not permit 
any person in the service of the joynt stock to export Tin or Elephants teeth for their 
own Acco ts ., That he did receive the forementiond teeth of Roger Allanson, and gave 
him a note of his hand to pay for them in Madrass, upon arrivall of the Gulston Gaily, 
which ship came safe to Port, th6 the teeth went upon the Shaalem to Bengali, and 
were sold there, and further it appearing to us very plainly that in the waste book 
which M r . Stokes kept for the joynt stock, he has fairly enterd an article of Cash to 
be paid Roger Allanson in Madrass which amounts to the sum mention'd in the note, 
and we cannot learn that any other like sum has been paid to, or demanded by the 
Attorny of the said Allanson/we think in equity this bill ought to be discharg'd by 
the Joynt Stock, and accordingly 

Ordkrd that Mess 1 ' 3 . Mountague & Benyon Trustees for the Estate of the Hon'' 10 . Mountague * 
Gulston Addison Esq 1 ', and Managers of the Pegue Joynt Stock, do forthwith pay or £enyon^ 
cause to be paid to Armiger Gostlin Attorny of Roger Allanson the sum of Three discharge ye. 
hundred Sixty Six Pag\ twenty one fanams, being the Amo'. of the foremention'd "aid Ml) 
note in dispute. 



u 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE. JULY 1712- 



but ye. mony 
to remain in 
their hands 
till Allanson 
hae adjusted 
his aeetB. 
they promieg. 
to credit bim 
for the same. 



The Presidt. 
produces ye 
WarehGe." 
Cajans ment d . 
in ye report of 
Bilvr. & 
Rupees want- 
ing. 
Paupa 
Braminy 
calld in L 
ordd. to read 
y e Articles of 
Eups. & Silvr. 
wch. agree 
exactly with 
th e report & 
deolaresyt. to 
y e best of his 
Judgment it 
seems to be a 
fair accot. 
Tonnapa to be 
sworn to ye 
truth of these 
Accots. 

Letter from 
Ft. St. David 
dated ye 15th 
inBtt. read, 
acqtg. us yt 
they have 
brought ye 
old renters 
of their 
bounds with 
much ado 
to take 
them again 
at 3000 
Chuckrums 



M r . Bernard Benyon produces an Aceo 1 . remains of goods & mony left by Stokes 
in the hands of .Roger Allanson, at his coming away from Pegue, which the said 
Allanson did allow and sign to, but lias since sent over an Acco'. Curr*. wherein he 
charges himself with considerably less than what contained in the said hoc 1 , of 
Bern 88 , wherefore the forementiond Trustees pray that the sum due upon Stokes's note 
may remain in their hands till Allanson has adjusted his Aceo ts . with the joynt Stock 
they promising to credit him for the same, which is Agreed to. 

The President produces the Warehouse Cajans or Malabar Aceo'. mention'd in 
the report of Bupees & Silver wanting enterd in last Consultation, which he 
demanded of the Conicoply as soon as this matter came to light, and declares that they 
have not been in possession of the Conieoply since he first receiv'd them. 

Paupa Braminy Cheif Dubash being call'd in, was orderd to read the several! 
Articles of Bupees & Silver deliverd over by William Martin to Bobert Paworth the 
last of Novernb 1 '. 1709, which agree exactly with those mentiond in the report, and 
the said Paupa being ask'd if he really thought the said Cajans to be Authentick, 
declar'd to the best of his judgment they are wrote by the Warehouse Conicoply, and 
seem to be a fair Acco'. 



Ordered that Tonnapa the Warehouse Conicoply be carry'd to the Gentue 
Pagoda, and there sworn after the most solemn manner to the truth of these Cajan 
Acco ts . 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S* David dated the 
15 th inst'. read acquainting us that they have brought the old rent rs . of their bounds 
to take them again for Three Thousand Chuckrums for one year, which is the most 
they cau perswade them to, and that there are no other persons that will give near 
the same sum, lor sev 11 . reasons containd in the said Letter. 



Liberty to be 

given 

accordingly. 



Petition of 
ye Ft. St. 
David 
Merchts. to 
be put on the 
same footing 
wth ours as 
to Cuetoin & 
Dustore. 



Agreed that liberty be given to let out the bounds for one year only at Three 
Thousand Chuckrums, provided the Dep ty . Govern r . and Council are well satisfy'd 
that they cannot do better. 

The forementiond Letter likewise recommends to us a petition of their Joynt 
stock Merchants, which is as follows. 



To THE WORP rr ' BOBERT BaWORTH Esq/. 

Dep tt . Gov e . of Port S t . David &c\Council. 

The Petition of Omar Nina Mar Cawne &o\ joynt stock Merch ts . 
Humbly Sheweth. 

That for many years past we have remonstrated to yo 1 '. Predecess rs . how great 
a discouragement it was to us, to pay two & a half ^ Cent Custom on the importa- 
tion of our Callicoes, which we bring in on the Hon ble . Comp as . ace 1 ., wheo the 
Merch ts belonging to the Govern 1 ' and Council of Port S ( George, receive so much 
favour from them, as to pay no more than one & a quarter, which induces ub once more 
to request yo 1 . Wor p . &c a ., that you'l be pleas'd to put us on the same footing w th 
them, which will inable us to go chearfully thro our buisness, and if possible make 
our cloth so much the better. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 IS lib 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



We hope you'l be so kind as to grant this our reasonable request, but if 'tis not 
in yo 1 ' powers, we then desire you'l state our case to the abovementiond Hon ble 
Govern 1 ', & Council, who are Gentlemen of so much equity, that we have great reason 
to hope we shall meet with success there, which will induce yo r . Petit™, not only to 
pray for the continuation of their health & prosperity, but likewise your AVor ps . &c a , 
for being so farr instrumentall towards procuring us the favour we ask, as laying our 
request before them. 

Poet S T David July t e 15 ts . 1712. 

The matter containd in the foregoing petition being debated, and the Hon ble J e ^ t p e e d u & 10 t h e 

Comp as . last Generall Letter by the Dartmouth revis'd where they give directions Comp«n Genu 

concerning this affair, we find that we wrote the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council about it on Lre V y e 

the 7 th of August last, to which they return'd answer the 30 tVl of the same month, to asaiso°a ' 

the following purport, " That they were of opinion the Custom & Dustore was a real former letter 

not a notionall advantage, because their Acco*. Curr 4 . was always debted for it, how- David perasd. 

ever considering wee have so lately had just reason to complain of the badness of their ^ e h n ave had 

cloth brought in upon contract, we think it a very bad time to be heaping favours lately so just 

upon them. £$** 

their oloth 
it is bad 
time to 
be heaping 
favours upon 
them. 

This brought on a further debate concerning the Investments to be made for a debate 
this years Shipping, finding in M r . Sec ry Woolleys Lfe by Ship Arabella, that there y ° n in V estmu 
are no less than five large ships intended this season for the Coast & Bay, including for this years 
the Stretham via China, and we have the Howland, Dartmouth, & Darby already s i w m &- 
upon our hands, so that tho we have no inclination to invest more at Tort S'. David 
than there is absolute necessity for, yet it will be impossible for us to dispatch a 
large ship in Jan ry . without their help, wherefore we find our selves oblig'd to come 
to the following Besoltjtions. 

That the last contract at Port S\ David being very near comply'd with, the Eeaoivdytwe 
Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council be wrote to, to know upon what terms their Merchants are s^Dd.^o'' 
willing to undertake another of Eight hundred to a Thousand bales, of the usuall know on what 
sortments, to be ready by New Tears day. Merehts. are 

willing to 
contract for 
10(0 bae to 
be ready by 
New Ye-re 
day. 

That it be recommended to them to acquaint their Merchants that we will not that their 

take in any goods whatsoever that are not exactly conformable to our Musters, and acquainted we 

that if we find they perform their buisness punctually & well, we shall be encourag'd ' UI not fa *j e 

to put them upon the same footing with our Merchants here, as to Custom & that do not 

Dustore, and to grant them any other favour in our power. master 11 &° t 

if they 
perform 
well we 
shall be 
encouragd 
to gratify 
ym in their 
reqt. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . dated the 7 th inst'. read, g'" 6 ™- 1 ^ 1 *. 

advising of five great ships seen the 30' 11 ult°. off Ganjam that stood into shore and dated ye 7th ' 

show'd Prench colours, but whereas the same number of Dutch ships saild from ln3tt " read ' 
Negapat m . the 21 st of June bound to the Bay, they must undoubtedly be the same. 

Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S l . David of this days Generall 
j i. i 5j e ■ j Le,ter t0 se- 

date, read, approv d, & signd. St. Duvid 

read approvd 
& signd. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Petition of Petition of Edmund Bugden against the Trustees of GuJston Addison Esq". 

agSnetyf "' Estate read, and orderd to be enterd next Consultation, when the said Edmund 

Trustees of Bugden is to appear, and make good the contents thereof. 

Mi'. Addison? ° fti o 

Estate. 

Copy of 8 d Ordered that a copy of the said petition be deliverd to the Trustees. 

petition to be 
delivd. to ye 
Trustees. 

Having Having rec d . advices from our spy Braminy's in the Duans Camp, that he is 

Duan^sapon upon his March directly to Arcot the upper way, where he will arrive this evening, 

his march to and that there is great talk of his coming to S'. Thoma soon after his Arrivall. 

Arcot ° ° 

capt. Eoaoh Orderd that Cap'. John Roach be immediately sent for with a Detachment of 

tohe wrote" 0ne hundred of the best men from Fort S*. David, to be imbark'd on the best 

for from Ft Conveyances that can be had. 

St. David. 

M 1 '. Eavvorth's coming up hither being taken into further consideration. 



Mr. Farmer Agreed that the Government of Fort S 4 David be committed for the present to 

Government M r . Richard Farmer, with strict injunctions to be earefull of the Out guards, and to 
of Ft. St. preserve a good freindship & correspondence with their Chingee .Neighbours. 

the absence of 
Mr. Raworth. 

Agreed yt Agreed that M 1 '. Raworth do before his departure discourse the Merchants 

do^orTMs concerning a new Contract, and endeavour to bring them to the best terms he can. 

coming away 
diseoursp ye 
Merohts. 
about a New 
Contract. 

3000 Pags. Henry Davenport Warehouskeep 1 '. pays into Cash Three Thousand Pagodas on 

the'wMe- 7 acco*. goods sold. 

hoaebeeper. 

^ 15000 Orderd that Fifteen Thousand Pagodas be sent to Fort S' David upon a Danes 

Ft^st-David S 1°°P i n charge of M 1 '. Philip Baker, to pay for goods brought in, and to defray 

Charges Garrison. 
The President The Cash being exhausted the President lends Twenty one Thousand Pag*. 

Com a Vags. Five Thousand of which were advancd y 9 5 th inst 6 .. One Thousand on y e 8 th One 
21000. Thousand on y e 9 th , and the remainder this day for the Fort S 4 . David service. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
"W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 



22* Ship Barrington Cap'. Christopher Cradock Comand r . saild for Yizagapatam 

by whom sent a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Council there dated yesterday. 
— Ship Jane, Jordan Wood Pilot saild for Vizagapatam. 

23 D Dispatch'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ". & Council 

of Fort S* David, and another .to the Dep ty . Govern 1 singly both of this 
days date. 

A Danes Sloop saild for Fort S 4 David, on which M 1 '. Philip Baker took his 

passage, by whom sent a Generall Letter to the Dep tv . Govern 1, and 
Council there dated yesterday with Fifteen Thousand Pagodas. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 147 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Ships Marlbro Cap'. Matthew Martin, & Kent Cap'. Lawrence Minter Cornm rs ' 24" 
arriv'd in this Eoad from Great Brittain, they left Portsmouth the 18 th Feb 17 - 
touchd at Madera the [lacuna] of [lacuna] where they stayd [lacuna] days, 
arriv'd at the Cape 13 th of May where they found the S* George Cap' Good- 
man Comm 1 '. from Bengali & the Rochester from China, and left the Cape the 
27 th of May. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq/. Govern 15 & Presid 1 . Thursday 

Thomas Fredekick. Henry Davenport. 24™. 

William Marun. ' Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

The Ships Marlbro & Kent arriving here this morning, the packets were The 
brought ashore and found to contain as & Lists Enterd after this Consultation. K ar t t ' r6 ' 8 if t 

opend. 

Generall letter from the Hon ble Court of Directors dated in London the 'i8' h Genii Letters 
Decemb 1 ' 1711, and another of the same date inclosing the secret ord rs . for the home- o^Directors 1 
ward bound shipping, with the Aceomptant Generall's Letter dated 9 th Jan ry , as also read - 
an after letter from M 1 '. Sec ry . Woolley dated y e 6 th of Peb rv . were all now read. 

Orderd that the Wareheusekeep r . do forthwith unlade all the bullion and goods y» Ware- 
come upon ships Marlbro & Kent, and that the Payinast 1 '. send for the Soldiers o°a d ik t e epr 

ashore. unlade ships 

Marlbro & 
Kent and y>» 
Paymastr. to 
tend for y° 
soldiers 
ashore. 

Orderd that as soon as any Treasure is landed the Warehouskeep 1 '. do imme- As much 
diately deliver as much silver into the Mint, as they can put in hand at once, that no £epat fa ° an 
time may be lost, the President and Council in Bengali having wrote us on the 27 th hand at onoe 
of April that their Mint is stopd, so that they can make no use of any Silver but fato^h^Mfat. 
rupees. 

Orderd that the Gold come upon these ships be immediately coin'd into Pago- Gold come 
das. ?pon theee 



Ships i 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern b . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

List of the Comp A5 Packet to Fort S t . George 
by- the Marlborolgh 

N° 1 Comp 88 Generall to the Fort dated 28 th Decemb r . 1711. 

2 Copy of Comp" 3 Generall to the Fort dated 10 th Jan ry . 1710 sent by the 

Jane Friggat. 

3 Invoice of the Marlborough amo' 8 . to £64864 : 15 :— 

4 Bill of Loading of D°. ship. 



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5 List of goods to be provided at the Tort. 

6 Abstract of the Invoice of the Stretham for Canton in China. 

7 Copy of the list of goods to be provided in China by the Supra Cargoes of 

the Stretham. • 

8 Copy of the Marlboroughs Charterparty. 

9 List of the Comp as . writers & Free Merchants for the Fort. 

10 Manifest of Bullion & Goods Lieenc'd to be ship'd on the Marlborough. 

11 Copy of the bond given by such as send out on Licence Corrall, Corrall 

beads, Amber, Amber beads, Pearls, Emeralds, Precious Stones, & Snuff. 

12 Acco'. of Corrall &c"'. licensd to be ship'd on b6ard the MarlbrS & Kent. 
13. The Accomp'. Gen lls . Letter to the President & Council of Fort S' George 

dated 9 th Jan ry 1711. 

14 Copy of the Entry on the seperate stock ship Arabella. 

15 Copy of Ditto . . . . ship Aleppo Factor of w ch . ships proceedings 

we hear no news, 
lb' List of [lacuna] Soldiers on board the Marlbio signd by [lacuna'] 

17 Acco'. of goods wanting bv severall ships signd by M 1 Samuell Waters 

Accompt' Gener 51 . dated 9 th Jan ry . 1711. 

18 M r . Thomas Bulkley Factor his Covenants to be sign'd, seald, and deliverd, 

also his bond to perform them, both which are to be returnd hither, 
which are to commence from the arrivallof the Marlbr6. 

19 M r . Fleet Aynswortha Covenants to commence a Factor from the 17 th of 

Septemb 1 '. 1714, also his bond to perform them, which are to be sign'd, 
seal'd and deliverd, both which are to be returnd hither. 

20 A small box directed Patterns of cloth by the Marlbro. 

21 Key of a chest of medicines for Port S\ George & Marlbrd. 

22 Comp as Generall to the Port dated 28 th Decemb 1 ' 1711. 

23 Packet from the Secret C6mittee dated the 1 st of Jan ry 1711 Directed to 

the Govern 1 ' of Port S*. George for the time being, this with N° 22 were 
inclos'd, seald up in a cover and directed Vizt. Por the Hon 1 ' 19 the 
Govern 1 ' & Council for all the Forces and Affairs of the English Nation at 
Port S*. George. 

24 Packet directed To the Hon ble . the President & Council for all the Forces 

and Affairs of the English Nation at Port William in Bengali to be for- 
warded thither by the first good opportunity. 



List of the Companys Packet to Port S 1 George 
by the Kent. 

N° 1 Comp as Generall to the Fort dated the 28 th Decemb 1 ' 1711. 

2 Copy of the Comp as Generall to the Fort dated 10 th Jan 1 '?. 1710, sent ^ the 

Jane Priggat. 

3 Invoice of the Kent amo te . to £51953 :— : 6. 

4 Bill of Loading of D°. ship. 

5 List of goods to be provided at the Port. 

6 Abstract of the Invoice of the Stretham for Canton in China. 

7 Copy of the List of goods to be provided in China \& Supra Cargos of the 

Stretham. 

8 Copy of the Kents Charterparty. 

9 List of the Comp" 3 . writers & Free Merchants for the Port. 

10 Manifest of Bullion & goods licencd to be shipd on board the Kent. 

11 Copy of the Bond given by such as send out on Licence Corrall, Corrall 

beads, Amber, Amber beads, Pearls, Emeralds, Precious Stones & Snuff. 

1 2 Acco 1 . of Corrall &c a . lieenc'd to be ship'd on board the Marlbro & Kent. 

13 The Accompt*. Gen u ' s . Letter to the President & Council of Port S l George 

dated 9 th Jan 1 '*. 1711. 

14 Copy of the entry on the seperate Stock Ship Arabella. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



15. Copy of Ditto ship Aleppo Factor, of which ships 

proceedings we hear no news. 

16. List of 37 Soldiers on board the Kent sign'd by M r . Thomas Lewes. 

17. Acco'. of goods wanting by severall ships signd bv M r . Samuell Waters 
Aceompt* Gen 11 , dated 9 th Jan ry . 171 L. 

18. A small box directed Patterns of Cloth & Stuffs by the Kent in v e . box 
apart. 

19. Key of a box of gold & silver thread N°. 4 by the Kent in y e box apart. 

20. Keys of two boxes of spirits N° 7 & 8 by the Kent (N°. 9 naild up) in the 
box apart. 

21. Companys Generall to the Port dated 28 th Decemb r 1711. 

22. Packet from the Secret Committee dated the 1 st . Jan 1 ' 3 '. 1711. 

Directed To the Govern* of Port S'. George for the time being, this with 
N°. 21 were inclosd, seald up in a cover, and Directed Vizt. Por the Hon ble . the 
Govern r . & Council for all the Forces and Affairs of the English Nation at Port S'. 
George. 

23. M r . John Mason's Covenants to commence a Paetor from the 3 d of Aug st . 
1712, also his bond to perform them, which are to be sign'd, seald, and deliverd, both 
which are to be return'd hither. 

24. Packet Directed To the Hon ble . the President & Council for all the Porces 
and Affairs of the English Nation at Port William in Beng 11 . to be forwarded thither 
by the first good opportunity, it is in the box apart. • 

Ship Elahee, Richard Osborne Pilot saild for Bengali by whom sent a Gen 11 . 24 T * 

Letter to the President & Council there of this days date inclosing the BA Hon ble . 

Comp as packet for the Bay receivd ^ ship Marlbro, on this ship the Embassadors 

from the King of Pegue to the Great Mogull took their passage. 

Sloop Mary arriv'd from Port S'. David by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from 25 IH 

the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council there dated the 23 d & 24 th inst'. 

Beceivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam — 

dated y e 11 th inst*. accompanying one from the President & Council in Beng". dated 

1 L th of June. 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern" & Council of Port S'. David 26 th 

dated y e 24 th inst 4 . 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to D°. of yesterdays date. 

Ship Arabella saiid for Vizagapatam. __ 

Dispatch'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Council of Vizagap™ of — 

this days date. 

Ship Pattee Moaree arriv'd from Jafnapatam. 27 IH 

Cap 1 . Boach with one hundred men arrivd upon two sloops from Fort S'. David — 

by whom rec d . a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Gov r . & Counc 11 . there dated yesterday. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq 11 . Govern" & Preside Monday 

Thohas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 28 ra 

William Martin. Edward Bulklew 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

The musters of Broadcloth by the Marlbro & Kent opend, viewd, and deliverd Must™. f 
to the Warehousekeeper. broadcloth 

* viewd ft 

deliverd the 
Warehoue- 
keepr. 

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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Faymastrs. 
aoet for June 
read. 



Edward Bulkley Pay mast 1 , reads that acco'. for last month Vizt. 



Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet ... 

Diet Stores laid in 

Charges Generall 

Repairs of Fortifications &c a 

Charges Cattle 

Horse furniture 

Mint 

New Hospitall 

New Guard house 

Fort 8 l . David for 36 Soldiers wives & Mussoola hire. 
Vizagapatam Factory p d . 4 Soldiers wives 
Expedition on the Mary to Batavia paid the Mast 1 '. 

& ships Company wages for 2 months 

S'. Thomas's Point 

Tork Fort p d . 42 Military I'sons H months impress 

as f ace 1 :, particulars, with medicines, eloaths, &c a . 

neeessarys sent thither on the Toddington 
Charges Extraord'y 



onth Vizt. 




ag s 1378 : 


2 


401 . 


28 


303: 


13 


487: 


6 


36: 


13 


133: 





37: 


17 


8: 


In 


702: 


4 


109: 


24 



816: 23: 



626: 
54: 



Pag*. 5226 : 



Sea Customer 

Pags. 

pays in 2000. 

Genii Lre 
from BengU. 
dated ye nth 
June read 
aoqtg. us 
that ye 
Russell Gaily 
met Capt. 
Cooke in ye 
Howland off 
Aehin the 
25th of April 
& kept him 
Compa till y e 
2d of May & 
ytye Mogulls 
2d. eon is 
marohg. with 
a strong army 
against the 
Patna Prince. 

Genuine 
from Vizagm 
dated the 11 tb 
instt. read, 
advising yt 
they have 
etopil the 
Darby till 
they can hear 
further of 
>'• 6 ships seen 
off Ganjm. 
Lres from 
Pt St. David 
dated 23d & 
24th inett. 
read, giving 
au aoet. of 
what they 
hope to re- 
cover from the 
Eenters. 
that they 
have laden 
56 bales on 
the Mary 
sloop & 
that their 
Genii books 
shall be sent 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash Two Thousand Pagodas on that 
Acco*. 

Generall letter from the President & Council in Bengali dated 11 th June by 
Tappys read, acquainting us that by a small vessell arrivd from Junck Ceylon they 
have rec (1 . news of the Howland Vizt That the said vessell nam'd the Russell Gaily 
met Cap'. Cooke in the Howland off Acheen the 25 th of April, and kept Company 
with him till the 2 d May, for which reason they suppose her to be arrivd long before 
now. 



That the present Mogulls second son is marching with a'strong army against 
the Patna Prince, only surviving son of Azemodeen, and that they are in hopes a 
decisive battle will be fought before the rains set in or else there will be little or no 
Trade in Bengali this Season. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 11 th instant 
read, advising that they have stopd the Darby till they can hear further of the five 
ships that pass'd Ganjam the 30 th ult°. and showd white colours. 



Two Generall Letters from the Dep ly . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S'. David dat d 
y e 23 d & 24 th inst. read, giving us an acco'. of what they hope they shall be able to 
recover from the Renters, the consideration of which is referrd till M r . Raworths 
arrivall. 



That they have loaden upon the Mary sloop Fifty six bales amounting to Three 
Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirteen Pagodas. 

That their Generall books are ballancd, and will be sent away in six days time. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 151 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



An other Generall Letter from Ditto dated the 26 th read, accompanying Leiut'. ai L othergenli 
John Roach with a Detachment of One hundred men, pursuant to an order of Consulta- ^wca. by*" 
tion of the 22 d inst'. Lemtt. E 0ao h 

wth 100 men. 

M r . Edmund Bugden & the Trustees for the Estate of Gulston Addison Esq 1 '. Ml - Bugden 
dec d . appear before the Board, and the petition of the former deliverd in the 22 d inst*. ^ be r Tru3tee8 
was again read, which is as Enterd after this Consultation and finding that there are Addisons 
abundance of papers and Acco ts . relating to this affair, which will take us up more before tnT" 
time than we are able to spare at present. Board & 

are abundce. 
of papers 
&ea. relate, 
to ye affair, 
will take up 
more time 
than we can 
spare. 

Agreed that the examination of all papers and aeco ts . relating to this dispute be the raatter 
referrd to any four able Merchants in the place, two of which to be chose by each referrdto be 
party, who shall deliver in a full report concerning the said Acco ts . and then this *} ur able 
Board will proceed to a decision, and both partys having consented to this proposall, be^hosen by 
the following persons were pitch'd upon Vizt. b T °i h ^ ty t B ' 

For the Trustees of Gulston Addisons Estate ?h liver in 

M r . Osmond B[e]auvoir & to ye Board. 

Cap'. William How. 
For Edmund Bugden &c a 
M r . John Scattergood & 
M r . John Legg, 

Ordebd that Two Thousand Two hundred & Sixteen Pagodas, twenty four Pa g 6 - 2216 - 
fanams, be advancd Edward Bulkley Paymast 1 '. to defray Charges Garrison. It fI^*™* 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
AVilliam Warre. 

To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esa K . 

Presid 1 . & Govern 1 '-. &c a . Council in Fort S r . George. 

The Petition of Edmund Bugdun 

Humbly Sheweth 

That whereas yo 1 '. Petit'', by the then acting Trustees Mess rs . Mountague & 
Eaworth to the joynt stock trading to Pegue was sent over to those parts May 1711 
in order to the finishing and bringing away the shipping and remainder of the Estate 
belonging to said stock, as well as to adjust all acco ts . relating to that concern, and in 
Septemb 1 ' following by the present acting Trustees to said stock Mess™. Mountague & 
Benyon, Cap*. Cradock was sent over with orders directed to my self, Cap'. Cradock 
& Cap'. AllaDson, that all the charge of the shipping should be deliverd to said Cap'. 
Cradock and to be under his sole care and management, withall giving us full power 
to take up mony if to be had on reasonable terms at Respond'" 1 , and upon no ace', keep 
the ships so late as to hazard their passage hither all which is done to the best of our 
judgments, and the Acco ts . long since deliverd in. 

And as the aforesaid Trustees Mess ls . Mountague & Eaworth granted me libertv 
of carrying over to Pegue a private stock not to exceed Five Thousand Pagodas, 
freight free there and back, upon this encouragem 1 . I rais'd amongst my freinds a 
stock of Four Thousand Six hundred Pag 8 , but upon the present Trustees not allowing 
my bringing over for their ace', any bulky goods to the prejudice of the Joynt stock, 
upon receipt of their orders by Cap 1 . Cradock I sold all belonging to said, private 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



stock to the joynt stock at reasonable rates the amount of which & mony lent them 
on other Acco ts . two Respond ,ia . bonds as in conformity to the Trustees orders was 
drawn on the. joynt stock payable to the Owners of said private stock, and as they 
make demands on me and Cap' Cradock for their mony so let out to the Joynt Stock, 
and the Trustees refuse payment thereof. 

Yo r . Petit 1 ', do's therefore most humbly desire yo v . Hon r . &e a . will be pleas'd to- 
order the said Trustees to comply with the bonds, being ready to answer to whatever 
may be objected against his Transactions in this affair &c a . 

And as in Duty bound shall ever pray. 

[•••] Ships Mary Cap'. Holden & Recovery Capt. Joseph Beale arrivd from Great 

Brittain, they left the Cape at the same time with the Marlbro & Kent, and therefore 
bring no other advices of any of our Hon ble . Masters shipping, than what already rec d . 



At a Consultation 



Tuesday 

29-. 



Capt. 
Holden's 
reasonB for 



Edward Haerison Esq" 
Thomas Frederick:. 
William Martin. 
William Jenmngs. 



. Govern*. & Presid' 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Bsnyon. 



the BengU. 
Letter of the 
27th April! 
advising the 
ecaroity of 
Rupees taken 
into consider- 
ation. 

Agreed yty. 
Marys 
Treasre. be 
landed to be 
ooind, & yt 
her packet be 
opend to takn 
out the 
Invoice. 



William Warre. 

Cap'. Richard Holden Comand 1 '. of the Mary sent for in, and his 
demanded for touching at this Port, whereas our Hon ble . Masters advise us that he 
is bound directly for Bengali, he answers that receiving advices at the Cape that the 
Dutchess was taken by two large French ships, that were suppos'd to be still in India, 
he thought it safe to keep Company as farr as this place in order to get advices of 
them, than to go directly to Ballasore where he [did] not know but the said ships 
might be ready to intercept him, he likewise adds that he acted by the advice and 
consent of all his Officers & delivers in a copy of a Consultation signd bv them dated 
the 23 d inst*. 

The President & Councils Letter from Bengali dated 27 th April taken into 
consideration, where they advise that the Mint is shut up, and Rupees very scarce, 
and desire us to coin what silver arrives here for Bengali into Rup 3 . and to send them 
down by the first Conveyance. 

Agreed that the Marys Treasure be immediately landed to be coind into Rupees, 
and that their pacquet by the said ship for the President & Council in the Bay be 
opend for the Invoice, that we may see if the silver comes out right, and know how to 
charge our selves therewith. 



The Presid t. 
acqtg. yt 
Board yt 
there will be 
120000 rup s . 
ready by 
Monday 
next 



Agreed that the following order be given to the Capt". of the Mary. 

To Cap t . Richard Holden 

Command", of Ship Mary. 

You are hereby orderd to send ashore the Comp ,s . packet directed for the 
Presidency in Bengali, and to deliver the Treasure ou board you to the order of 
M r . Henry Davenport A\ r arehouskeep r ., and for so doing this shall be a sufficient 
discharge, Dated in Fort S l . George this twenty ninth of July One Thousand Seven 
hundred & Twelve. 

The President acquaint 6 , the Board that there will be One hundred & Twenty 
Thousand rupees or thereabouts ready by Monday next, it was taken into considera- 
tion that none of the other three ships can be unladen and ballasted by that time, 
wherefore 



Diar.y and Consultation Book, 1712 153 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1712- 



Agkeed that the Mary be detaind to carry down the Rupees, which we apprehend Agreed to 

they will be in great want of to carry oil their Investment, [and] this caDnot be of any Mary to 

prejudice to our Masters affairs, because a Duplicate of their packet that came by the ° arrv them 
Marlbro was sent away the 24 th inst 1 . and the Deinorage is the same charge both here 
and in Bengali. 

The Recoverys packet brought ashoar, opend, and found to contain only copys of Reooverys 

-what already rece'ivd by ships Marlbro & Kent. ll^,a& 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. do unlade all the Treasure and Goods come Treasure 

by the Recovery, and that the Paymast 1 '. do send for the Soldiers ashoar. to unladen. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Port S'. David 29 th . 

of this day 8 date. 
Eeceivd a Generall Letter from M r . Thomas Paucet at Ingeram dated the 19 th 30 IH . 

inst'. 

At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq". Govern". & Presid t . August 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. Friday 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. W ^°* 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. President reads his ace 1 , of the K, f . Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Cash aoot. 
for last month, ballanee being Seven Thousand One hundred Twenty one Pag s , twenty [°a d Jaly 
fanams, & five Cash. 

Copv of the Generall Letter to Bencoolen ^ Ship Success dated y e 6 th of Feb' r . compa*. 

*• * "* GenU. to 

17|| was read. f e l7° olen 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ., Sea Customer, Paymaster, & M*. William Persons 
Warre do examine the Treasure and goods come out bv these ships. appointed to 

© " examine y« 

Silver & 
goods come 
by these 
ships 

The Hon bla . Companys pacquet by the Mary open'd & the Invoice taken ou[t] CompaK 
out of which the Warehouskeep 1 '. is orderd to copy the ace' of Treasure rec d . ashoar. Bengii. ~p 

Mary opend 
& ye Invo. 
taken out. 

A Letter from M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingeram dated the 19 th ult°. read. iSoeUMd!' 

Kittee Narran one of the Gentue Overseers to the Moors Mosqueto complains that jj°°™ to 
the Mullahs make a great deal of disturbance, and endeavour to revive an old complaints 
dispute that was brought upon the stage in Govern 1 ' Pitt's time, when they refus'd to MnUahsby 
pay the usual dutys at the Custom house, applicable to the" Pagodas of this place, Kittee 
unless they can have them intirely at their own disposall. 
1712—39 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



tho conside- 
ration 
deferr'd * 
formr. 
Consuitn to 
be revis'd. 

Town rent 
mony ordd. 
to be paid. 



Oedebd that this matter be referrd to next Consultation, and that the Secretary- 
do look out what pass'd relating to this affair, ready to be laid before the Board. 



A message from the Duan read, demanding the annuall sum due for Town rent. 
Obderd that the same be paid. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Dispatchd by Tappys a Generall Letter to M r Philip Noden at Metchlep m of 

this days date. 
Ship Careim, Aga Careim Noquedah saildfor Bengali. 
Ship Jaggernaicalu, Yellee Chitty Kistna Tandele, saild for Ganjam. 
Ship Salamut Russool, Raza Allee Noquedah saild for Bengali. 
Reeeiv'd two Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern r & Council of Fort 

S 4 . David dated the 1 st & 3 d inst 4 . 



Tuesday 

5™ 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq*. Govern 



Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 



Presid t 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



William Warre. 



Warehouse 
aeet for June 
reaa. 

from Port 
St David 
read. 



Surgeons 
petition for 
their 
[head] 
mony. 

■which is ordd. 
to bepd. 
them, 
upwards of 
100000 rnps 
being ready. 
Mary to be 
forthwith 
dispatchd 
directly for 
Bengali. 



[Genii Lre] to 
Bengli read & 
signd. 



Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 reads that acco 1 for the month of June. 

Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Council of Fort S' David dated the 
l Bt & 8 a inst'. read, in answer to what we wrote them concerning a new Contract for 
Callicoes, and promising to send away their Generall books in two days, that dated 
the 3 d acknowledges the receipt of Fifteen Thousand Pagodas by the Danes Galliot, 
and a bill of Exchange drawn on us payable to M r . Benjamin Hobbs for Three hundred 
& Twenty Pagodas. 

The Surgeons of ships Marlbro, Kent, & Recovery petition for the mony due to 
them by the Hon ble . Comp as orders, for the care of the Soldiers in their outward bound 
passage. 

Obderd that the Paymasf. do pay them according to Custom, taking three 
receipts to be sent home by severall Conveyances. 

The President acquainting the Board that there are upwards of One hundred 
Thousand Rupees ready. 

Agbeed that the Mary be forthwith dispatchd, and a debate arising whether she 
should touch at Vizagap m beleiving it might occasion the Owners to insist upon 
Demorage for the time of her passage down to the Bay. 

Agbeed that she do proceed directly for Bengali. 

Generall Letter to the President & Council in Bengali dated this day, read 
approvd, and signd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 155 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ' do deliver the silver that came out by these [The] silver 
ships for particular persons, as mentiond in the Generall Letter. & tcou- ° ut 

persons to fce 

deliverd 

them 

The Secretary pursuant to an order of the 1 st inst'. produces a Consultation in Q*™l\ ts 
Govern 1 ' Pitt's time dated the 27 th of March 1707 wherein the dispute between the reiatg. toy 
Moors & Gentues concerning the Mahometan Mosqueto was decided, and whereas Mowueto 
we find in a Generall Letter from the Hon ble . the Court of Directors dated the 4 th producd. 
February 1708 that what was done in the said Consultation had .their approvall, and 
seeing no reason to alter our opinion for any thing that has happend since. 

Resolvd that the said Mosqueto do still continue under the care and direction Resoiv'd yt it 
of the Gentue Overseers, by whose Predecessors it was founded, & that the Mullahs un der ye C a re 
be oblig'd to conform to ancient Custom. ° fthe Gent ue 

° Overseers. 

Agreed that the Marlbro be nest dispatch 'd, as soon as the Eupees are ready, and theMaibro 
that she do touch at Vizagap m to put ashore Treasure for that Investment. patohd for 

Vizagapm and 
the Bay. 

The Mintmaster produces an Ace'. Coinage of one entire chest of Gold & ship Aoot Coinage 
Marlbro, amounting to as by the Mint Acco 1 enterd after this Consultation to Seven- goidV 8 
teen Thousand Three hundred Seventy Pour Pag s . thirty two fanams, which he ^?? br6 d ■ 
now pays into Cash. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulexey. 
W M . Jennings. 
[Bern d Benyon.J 
William Warre. 

Acco T Coinage op one chest op Gold por the R t Hon bie . Comp a rec d . ^ ship 
MarlbrS July y e 27 th . 1712. 



Moidoes 3 bags 
Pistoles 1 d°. 



Mintruasti' 
ye amo». 
payd into 
Cash. 



better 6| #> O 



Cooly 6^ #* mile 

Alloy 118 : 2 = 3 at 15| & 10Pag s 



1501: 
315: 


17 
2 


nakes 
. 17574 

199 : 




1816: 
118 : 


19 
2: 3 




1935: 

1 1 4 

85: 


1:3] 
Pag» 

:8:40 
4:40 


: 9 




3 ar. 


13 


Remains Nett 1 


17374 


:32 



Ship Madeena Bux, Buda Cawne Noquedah, saild for Bengali. 
Ship Jaggernaicalu, Grua Tandell, saild for Ganjam. 

Ship Mary, Cap 1 Richard Holden Comm 1 ' saild for Bengali, by whom sent a 
Generall Letter to the President & Council there dated yesterday. 



156 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Ship Dartmouth, Cap'. Thomas Beckford Comand r arrivd from Persia by whom 
reoeivd the following Generall Letters. 

Prom the Agent & Council at Spahawne dated y e 23 d May. 
Prom the Cheif & Council of Gombroon dated y e 25 th June & 
Prom the Cheif of Gombroon singly of the same date. 



Thursday 

7 XH 



a Consultation 
Present 



Letter from 
Spahawne 
advisg. of 
their 
troubles. 

Letter from 
Gombroone 
wth IllTO 
& bill of 
Loading for 
50 ohests of 
wine. 



Land 

Cnstomrs acet 
for July 
read. 



400 Pas 

paid in 
2000 Pags 
paid ye Jo'ynt 
Stock 
Merohts. 
Pags. 316 : 2* 
paid in by 
the Arrack 
Farmers. 



Edward Harrison Esa". Govern e & Presid t . 
Thomas Prederiok. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bolkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

A Generall Letter from the Agent & Council at Spahawne <#> ship Dartmouth 
dated the 23 d of May, and receiv'd this day was read, acquainting us with the present 
condition of the Hon ble Comp as . affairs in Persia, and a particular Acco* of the troubles 
they are engag'd in, by their Bannians proving insolvent. 

Another letter by the same Conveyance from the Cheif & Council of Gombroon 
dated the 25 th of June read, inclosing an Invoice and bill of Loading for wine and 
stores by the Dartmouth, for which they have drawn a bill of Excha for Abasses 
Pour Thousand & Sixty Eight & a half & five coz, payable at sight to Mess rs . Peter 
Curgenven & Thomas Beckford, they likewise add their reasons why they have not 
supplyd this place before, and why they could not send any horses by this 
Conveyance. 

William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Vizt. 



Choultry Custom . 
Eubje brokers 

Eegistering Slaves 



Pag' 269 
116 



Pag s 394 : 5 : 11 



and pays into Cash Pour hundred Pagodas on ace' Land Customs. 

Agreed that Two Thousand Pagodas be paid the Joynt Stock Merchants. 



Gruapa &c" Arrack Farmers pay into the H*. Hon bl 
and Sixteen Pagodas, twenty four fanams on that Acc ot 



Comp I,s Cash Three hundred 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Pbederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



&™ The Elizabeth Gaily Andrew Macdonall Mast 1 ', arrivd from the West 

by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from the Dep tJ . Govern 1 ' & Council of Bencoolen 
dated 22" June, & another from the Cheif & Council of Bantall dated the I st of July, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 ]57 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



by this vessell we have ree d . advices that the Stretham Cap'. Harry Gough Coram 1 ' 
arrivd Batavia the 15 th of May & the Heme Cap 1 . John Lane Comm 1 '. the 1 st of June, 
in their way to China. 

This evening arrivd here the Worp 11 . Robert Raworth Esq 1 ', overland from Fort [8 th ] 
S'. David. . 

Eeceivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the President & Council in Beng 1 '. 9rH 
dated y e . 20 th , 23 d , 24 th , & 25 th June. 

Ship Triblicane Cap'. Dalglaish arrivd from Siam. 



At a Consultation 

Present 
Ei'Ward Harrison Esq e : Govern 12 . & Presid 1 . Monday 

Robert Baworth. Thomas Frederick. llIH - 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

The following Generall Letters read. 

ffrom M 1 '. William Eston Cheif of Gombroon dated the 25 th June, in ans r . to Lre from 

what wrote him last year concerning the Estate of M 1 '. William Lee deceas'd, and ^esirin^the 

desiring the ballance of his Acco' may remain in the Presidents hands. Me of Mr. 

Leea aoot may 
remain in ye 



hands. 

From the President & Council in Bengali by Tappy peons dated the 20 th , 23 rd , Lrefrom 
24 th & 25 th June, advising the present posture of affairs, and the obstruction of all B ^ n .^ 
Trads in generall, by reason of the Arrays that are afoot, also that M 1 '. Hedges has ItoM^fmya 
been oblig'd to leave Cassimbuzar, and return to Calcutta. Country. 

From the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of York Fort dated 22 d of June, with a copy i*m fr ° m 
of another Letter sent by the Rising Sun dated 19 th May, also a Generall Letter from 25$™^ 
the Cheif & Council of Bantall dated the I st July, all which came by the Elizabeth Mr Daniels 
Gaily, and advise us of the death of M r . John Daniel Dep ty . Govern 1 ", who is succeed- Hunte/ ' 
ed by M 1 '. John Hunter for the present, they acquaint us further that they have succeeds^ 
happily compos'd all differences with the Natives, aud have ready in the Godowns Govemmt & 
near Six hundred baharr of pepper. y' a11 differ - 

r L L ences are 

oomposd. 

They advise us likewise that they had shipd Three hundred Tubs of Tea sent as also that 



eir 



them from Batavia by M 1 '. Charles Douglass upon the Rising Sun, as also tb 

books of Acco ts , which we are afraid must be lost with the said Ship that left the TubB °f.Tea 



they have 
sent us 30(1 



West Coast a month before the vessell now arriv'd. 



on ye Rising 
Sun. 



William Warre Rentall Generall pavs into Cash Vizt. Rags 1000 

1 " pd. m by 

the Rentall 

Collected for the years 1709 & 1710 Six hundred Pagodas GenU ' 
for the year 171! Four hundred Pagodas. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Ragsiooopd 

flpp t in by ye Sea 

aCC • Custr. 

Robert Raworth Esq 1 ' acquaints the Board that before he left Fort S' David he ^^^ r * 

had discours'd the Joynt Stock Merchants very fully concerning a new Investment, Board yt y e. 

and that they strenuously insist upon having the Custom & Dustore reduc'd to the MM htestai d 

same as our Merchants pay here, and upon those terms readily engage to invest as insist upon 

cheap and as well as they do, the consideration of which is referrd to a further cu"to m 5 & 

debate. Jmstore 

reducd. 

1712-40 



158 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Mr Raworth 
reminded of 
ye want of 
Rup» & Silver, 
who desires 
time may be 
allow'dhim 
to call 

Tonapa to an 
aoot. 



Tonapa ordtl. 
to beconfind. 



Fort St. 
David bill of 
Exeha. 
for 320 Pags. 
ordil to be 
paid. 

Gombroon 
bill of Excha. 
for 4068£ 
Ahasas. & 6 
Coz ordd. to 
be paid. 
Freight of 
bales from 
Ft St. David 
orderd to be 
paid. 

Mr Warre 
produces a 
eolleotion of 
Compas 
standing 
orders 
which is to 
be bound up 
& kept in 
the Secrjs. 



Redwood & 
Callicoes to 
be laden on 
ye Marlbro 
for Bengali. 
Ship 

Dartmouth 
to be 
dispatehd 
for Great 
Brittain. 
Pags. 3000 
advanod 
ye Paymr. 



The President reminds M r . Raworth of what wrote him in our Generall Letter 
dated the 23 d ult ., concerning the want of Rupees & silver in the Warehouse, as also 
the ballances due from him as Warehouskeeper & from M r . Martin & him joynt 
Warehouskeepers, to which he answers that the necessity of affairs having oblig'd 
him to leave this place in a great deal of hurry when he went to the Government of 
Port S' David, he had not time to make a strict enquiry into the Conicoplys Acco ts ., 
by whom he fears, he has been very much abusd, and desires a convenient time may 
be allow'd him to call the said Conicoply to ace'., which is agreed to. 

Orderd that Tonnapa formerly "Warehouse Conicoply be put in custody of the 
Talliars, who are to briDg him to M r . Raworth as often as there is occasion. 

Orderd that the bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' and Council of 
Port S'. David for Three hundred & Twenty Pagodas, payable to Benjamin Hobbs, 
and by him indors'd to Jacob De Banc, as also another bill from the Cheif & 
Council of Gombroon for Pour Thousand Sixty Eight & a half Abasses, & five coz, 
payable to Mess" 5 . Peter Curgenven & 1 homas Beckford be discharg'd. 



Orderd that the freight of One hundred & Eight bales sent from Port S*. David 
upon Ship Severne be paid, at 1 hree quarters of a Pag a . & bale according to 
Custom. 

William Warre according to order of Consultation of the 12 th of June, produces 
a collection of all the Hon ble . Comp as standing rules & orders before and since the 
Union, extracted from the Generall Letters and other books. 

Orderd that the same be well bound up with a proper index to be kept in the 
Secretarys Office for the perusall of such of the Companys servants as may want to 
have recourse thereto. 

Orderd that the Warehouskeep r do lade One hundred Candy of redwood on 
board the Marlbro and as many bales of course goods as will oompleat the number 
f them receiv'd from Bengali by the Darby. 

Agreed that the ship Dartmouth be forthwith laden & dispatch'd for Great 
Brittain, that the Capt n . have notice given him accordingly, that all possible diligence 
be us'd in landing her Cargo from Persia, & that the Warehouskeep 1 ' do weigh off 
the Charterparty proportion of Redwood, to be saw'd by the Capt". as usual. 

Agrekd that Three Thousand Pagodas be advancd Edward Bulkley Paymast r . 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw\ Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



12*. 



14th. 



Ship Ossadee Salamut, Sherugoo Hussein Noquedah saild for Ganjam. 

Ship Pattee Mohareik, Mahomud Cawne Noquedah, saild for Bengali. 

A Danes Sloop saild for Trincombarr,. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagap m dated the 
26 th ult . 

Receivd a Generall Letter from the provis 11 . Dep ty . Govern 1- . & Council of Port 
S l David dated the 11 th inst'". 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 159 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712 

-At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq,". Govern" & Presid 1 '. Thursday 

kobert eaworth. thomas frederick. 14 t n. 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

The Accomptant reads bis Journall Pareells for June last. parcTiafor 

June read. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 26 th ult°. 



Lre from 
Vi 



read, advising that they have sent their Generall hooks, and should have done it W ith e their 
sooner but that their Nabob Habid Cawne drawing towards them with treacherous G * n ) 1 boobs, 
*ns, had oblig'd them to lay aside all buisness aud prepare for their defence. 



That the Nabob had seizd upon the Dutch Cheif of Bimlepatam & extorted a ? tHiihi * 

r „ A Uawne harl 

sum of mony from him, tho they had two ships of forty guns lying iu the Road. seizd on ye 

of Bimlepatm. 

That they have no reason to doubt of One hundred Vizagap m . and Two hundred that they 
Ingeram bales ready for September. 



dont doubt of 
100 Vizagm. 
& 200 
Ingeram 
bales for 
Septr. 

That the Darby saild the 1 8* ult°. for Bengali & £*« £*& 

ulto. for 
Bengll. 

That their Diarys, Consultations, & Paymast™. A ceo' 6 , are ready for the next y. their 

... J " Consults. 

Opportunity. &ca. are 

ready for 
next convey- 
ance. 

Another Letter from the Provis 11 . Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S*. David L r ~efromF t 
dated the 11 th inst 4 . read, accompanying their Generall Books, and acquainting us B'.Davidwti. 
with a barbarous murther committed by Serg'. William Fox upon a Conicoply reaT, aoq^. a8 
belonging to the Arrack Farmers, that the said Fox made his escape to Porto Novo ota further 
in order to get to Negapatam, but was returnd us by the Dutch, and brought back Ber^t.'Fox. y 
to Fort S*. David. 

Ordero that the said Fox be sent up hither under a guard by the first safe ye-Murtherer; 

„ ordd. up 

Conveyance. hither. 

Orderd that William Wane do take Richard Horden to his assistance and Mesms. warre 
examine the Fort S\ David & Vizagapat m . books, and make their report to the Board, examine^ 

Ft. St. David 
& Vizagm. 
books. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred & Eighty Pags. 688: 
three Pagodas twelve fanams on that Acco 1 . ye. ToCoo 

Farmers. 

Ancona Town Broker pays into Cash Three hundred Pagodas for one years rent Pags. 300 
of that Farm ending the 26* of June last. ffiiS 

E. Harrison. 
R'. Ra worth. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M : Jennings. 
Bern" : Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatchd a Gen 11 . Lre of this days date to the Provis 11 . Dep'y. Govern". & 16 r «. 
Counc 11 . of Fort S\ David. 



160 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
18™. 



Storekeeprs. 
aect. for July 
read. 

The Mint- 
mastr. 

acquaints y». 
Board yt 
500000 Kups. 
will be ready 
in 2 or 3 days. 
The Marlbr6 
to be dis- 
patahd wth 
them for 
Bengali 
Joynt stock 
Merohts 
asked wt. 
bas. they 
could bring 
in by Janry. 
Acqtd wth 
the sorts of 
Broadcloth. 



They desire 
some mony 
may be paid 
tham. 



Pags. 13000 
to be paid 
them. 

Jarvis 
Mathewes 
Petitn. agst. 
ye Propriety, 
of ye Joynt 
stock to Pegue 
read. 



Mr. Benyon 
Trustee to ye 
said stock, 
desires till 
next Consultn. 
to giee in his 

Fleet Ayns- 
worth writ?. 
jretitns. to lay 
down ye 
service. 
The Presidt. 
aoqts. ye 
Board yt 
Mr. Hastings 
writes him 
that Nabob 
Habid Ca«ne 
is desirous of 
lodging his 
Treasure 
here 

the matter 
debated, & 
resolvd y t it 
may be 
attended wth. 
the worst of 
consequences. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison L'sqA Govern 1 ". & Presid t . 
Robert Ra worth. Thomas Frederick. 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeep 1 ' reads that Acco 4 . for last month. 

The Mintmaster acquaints the Board that Eour hundred Thousand Rupees more 
or less will be ready to morrow, and Oue hundred Thousand more in two or three 
days. 

Orderd that the Marlbro be immediately dispatch'd away with the said quantity 
of Rupees directly for Bengali, not thinking it convenient that she should lose any 
time or run any hazard by calling at Vizagap 1 " with so much Treasure on board. 

The joynt stock Merchants being call'd in were ask'd what number of bales of 
the usual sortments, they could engage to bring in for a Jan ry ship to which they 
promise an answer next Consultation. 

They were likewise acquainted with the quantitys and sorts of Broad cloth come 
by this years shipping, and requird to consider among themselves, whether they will 
deal for the whole quantity and at what rates. 

The said Merchants pleading that they have already brought in upwards of 
seven hundred bales upon the Contract made in Jan ry . last, for which we are indebted 
to them upwards of Forty Thousand Pagodas, and that they are in great want of 
ready mony to compleat the said Investment. 

Orderd that Twelve Thousand Pagodas be paid them, and the remainder deferrd 
till we see upon what terms they will take the Broadcloth. 

The petition of Jarvis Mathews Shipwright read, setting forth that he has been 
employ'd thirty four months in the service of Grulston Addison Esq 1 '. &c a . Proprietors 
in the Pegue joynt Stock, for which time there are clue to him by agreement Five 
hundred Forty four Pagodas, which the Trustees refuse to pay, and prays the releif 
of this Board, being about to return to Pegue, and in great distress for want of the said 
mony. 

M r . Bernard Benyon one of the Trustees for the said Stock offerd severall reasons 
why he could not answer paying the mony, and having some necessary papers to 
produce the decision of this matter is referrd to next Consultation. 

The petition of Fleet Aynsworth Writer read, wherein he desires to lay down 
the service, and return for England, as Enterd after this Consultation. 

The President acquaints the Board that in a private Letter rec d . from M r . Hastings 
at. Vizagap m ., he advises that the Nabob Habid Cawne being apprehensive he should 
be turnd out of his Employ is very desirous to lodge his Treasure in this place, 
which affair being of great moment was fully debased, and produc'd the following 
Resolution. 



That whereas we are very well satisfy'd this Nabob has amass 'd a vast sum of 
mony, by cruel extortions and other ill practices in his Govemm'., which are the 
reasons that he is like to lose his Employ, & may occasion demands upon us from the 
Governm 1 . that may be attended with ill consequences, we can by no means consent 
to meddle in this affair, the Company having already sufficiently sufferd by their 
servants at Vizagap m & elsewhere dealing with the great men in power. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 161 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712 

Obderd that M 1 ' Hastings be enjoynd to give no manner of encouragem*. either Therefore 

to this Nabob or any body else in place, to expect that we will have to do with them ??^ Hasting* 

in anv matters of mony or Trade, but will verv readily oblige them with any thing not to giro 

else in our power. ^" 

ment to it. 

The President acquaints the Board that he finds a parcel of salt earth belonging [a] 
to Naira Verona formerly one of the Comp as Merch ts that has lain some years in a ^°^' £* ™ H 
Godown of which the Key has been in possession of the Govern 1 '., as a security for [lain] 
what the said Naira Verona stands indebted upon the Generall books. That severall B y e ™™ll an 
parcels of this earth has been deliverd out at times to the Washers but no acco'. kept old Godown, 
thereof, That he can find no mention made of the said salt earth upon any of the Con- "eoot.Vaa 
sultations, nor no credit given the said Verona for what has been dispos'd of, no men- beeDkept. 
tion upon the books of any mony rec d . for it, nor do's it appear that the washers have 
been debted for it in their A ceo', and those Gentlemen that have been Warehouse- 
keep" during this affair declaring that they never had any cognisance of the matter. 

Obderd that Henry Davenport Warehouskeep 1 ' do examine the Conicoplys, and the w a re- 
report how this affair has been manag'd. eZ k ine P y. ta 

Conicoplys * 
make his 
report. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmaster pays into Cash Ten Thousand Pagodas, p a g* ioooo 
which were receiv'd out of the Mint on Saturday last in part of the chest of gold that Sf/^ a ^. ye 
came by ship Eecovery. 

Having now a fair prospect of dispatching the Dartmouth in time a full ship, it provision for 
was taken into consideration which way we can best provide for another ship of the ^VlhTp o°f h 
same bigness in Jan ry , which is the most we can be able to do, considering the season theiiart- 
for the rains draws near, which will be a very great impediment both to the weavers hurthenin 
& washers, the weavers generally working in Topes of Trees and not in their houses ?*" ry ' tak ? n 
as in other parts of the world. tion. 

Agree© that Eive to Six hundred bales are the most that can be depended upon Agreed yte 
here, the same quantity at Port S*. David, and not above Two hundred at most from Lr/ye^ostta 
Vizagap™. be had here » 

o Jr ye same 

numbrs. from 
Ft. St. D. & 
200 from 
Vizagapm. 

That the Howland must be the ship dispatch'd from hence if it pleases God she y l y e How- 
arrives, but in regard she is now a missing ship, tho seen and spoke with near Acheen y e shipie she 
the 2 d of May, we cannot have any sure dependence on her. a^Ves, but 

no depend- 
anoe being to. 
be had on 
her. 

That we will write to Bengali for the Kent or some other ship of her burthen to ytwe write 
be sent up hither in Decemb 1 in order to be laden for Europe, in case the Howland for^Ke'nt 
should not arrive in Season. *° be sent up . 



That we immediately enter upon a Contract here, and another at Port S fc . David. 



hither 
Deoembr. 

Contrao 
be forth v 



at Fort 
David & 



and that the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam be requird to use all possible diligence in entetd into 
procuring course goods for filling up. 

E. Harrison. Vizagap" 

E. Eaworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen : Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benton. 

William Warre. 
1712—41 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



To the Hon b,b . Edward Harrison Esq/. 

Presid\ & Govern", of Fort S t . George &c a Council 
The petition of Fleet Aynsworth 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo r . Petit", affairs requiring his presence at home, he humbly desires yo r . 
Hon 1 '. &c a will please to take it into consideration and grant him his discharge from 
the Companys Service, and he as in Duty bound 

shall ever pray &c a 

18tb Ship Maremaid, a seperate Stock ship Cap', Edward Nansom Commander arriv'd 

from Judda, which place she left y e 14 th of July, by her we learn that the two Prench 
ships with their prizes were in Mocho when they came away, and by Letters rec d from 
thence we are advisd that they endeavour to sell the Dutchess, and will proceed with 
the other three directly for Europe & y 4 the Nathaniel is arr d . there, but no news of 
the Stringer Gaily. 

19* Rec' 1 . a Generall Letter from M 1 '. Thomas Paucet [i]n Gutten Due dated the 7 th 

inst'. 

— Rec d . by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Provis 11 . Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council 

of Port S'. David dated y e 17 th inst 4 . 

22 d The Maddapollam Yatch arrivd from Port S 4 David by whom reoeivd a Generall 

Letter from the Provis 11 . Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council there dated the 20 th inst*. inclosing 
Inv° & bill of Loading for eighty bales sent on her. 



At a Consultation 



Friday 
the 22 D . 



Storeke^pi' 
delivrs in an 
aocot of ttorea 
wanting '1^ 
Marlbro. 

[ordu |ytit be 
sent to Bengll 
to beadjustd'* 
[there] wth 
ye Commr. 
Sea Cuetomrs 
aoot for Jaly 
read. 



Present 



Edward Harrison Esq/ 
Robert Raworth. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



Gov b . & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



The Storekeeper delivers in an acco 4 of stores wanting by ship Marlbrd as also 
of some sorts that he has rec d more than Invoice. 

Order d that this Acco 4- be transmitted to the Bay by the said ship to be settled 
by them with the Captain when the ship is deliverd she having abundance of stores 
yet remaining on board for Beng 11 . 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco' for last month Viz 4 . 



Custom on goods imported & exported 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

Tonnage 



Pag« 1132: 17: 60 
18: 14; 36 

102: 

57: 5: — 



Pag s 1310: 1: 16 



iooo Pago- and pavs into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Acco'. 

das paid in. " 

Lre from Mr. Generall Letter from M 1 '. Thomas Faucet dated the 7 th inst 4 . read, advising that 

•dvisg! his upon a dispute between the Nabob Habid Cawne, & Riaperauze, with the advice of the 

toGutt e n° Td l atter ne i 9 removd to a place calld Gutten Dew for seeu[rity] he likewise adds that 

Duo U fnr n he has advis'd the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam that his bales will be ready by 

security. the pt of Septemb 1 '. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 163 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Two Generall Letters from Fort S 4 . David dated the 17 th & 20 th inst*. read, advis- jjf^g Ft> 
ing that one James Starkey a Corporall on the 15 tu inst'. at night, murtherd a black acqtg aB of 
fellow in a most barbarous manner, having stabb'd him at least seventy times with another ™ UI " 

i ■ „„,„_,J ther oomitted 

h]S SWOrd. . by one Star- 

key. 

Orderd that the said Starkey be sent up hither bv the first Conveyance, with a orda yt he be 

, J r ' sent up 

safe guard. hither. 

They advise further that they have dispatch'd the Maddapollam Yatch [with] t ^ eya t d t ^ e 
eighty bales amounting to Four Thousand Seven hundred & seventy seven Pag s . and ha^e die- 
that they do not doubt to send the remainder of their Investment in time for the gj^'* y *„, 
Dartmouth. Vatoh with 

80 balee. 

Petition of Thomas Cooke read as Euterd after this Consultation, wherein he S^fr? ke 
desires justice may be done him in a dispute between Mess rs Horden & Smart con- a bot his 
cerning their standing, and appeals to a paragraph in the Hon b,e Comp as Generall f e a a j ding 
Letter by the Tavistock Anno 1703 

Agreed that this affair be referrd to a further consideration, 
Horden & Smart have notice given them to answer the said petition. 

Agreed that James Green, Alexander hiiehards, & Eichard West Sold rs . having three 
serv'd out their contracted time, and being useless fellows, be discharg'd from any aisoharg'd. 
further service in this Garrison. 

The 77"' paragraph of the Generall Letter receivd by this years shipping being The para, of 
read, relating to the pay of the Military Officers, which seems to relate eheifly to those £ e et ° e ° r mpaiJ ' 
that contracted with'the Hon ble . Comp a . for their pay in England, Leiut a . Fullerton & relating to 
Tanfeild were sent for, and acquainted with the orders for reducing their pay, to ^ytake™ 
which they plead that they never understood otherwise than that they were to come into conuidn. 
abroad upon the same terms as others had done before them, and offer to take their ao ^ eiuK 
oaths that no sum of mony & month was ever nam'd to them at the time of their therewith. 
entrance in England. 

The President acquainted them that the Companys orders are positive to reduce 
the pay half of the difference between four pound 3§* month the agreement in England 
at thirteen months to the year, and six pound six shillings & [month] at twelve 
months to the year, which difference amounts to Twenty six Pag s . & a quarter in 
the year, the said Leiutenants are allow'd to next Consultation to give in their finall 
answer. 

Robert Kaworth Esq'', delivers in a Memoriall as Euterd after thi3 Consultation m>. Raworth 
setting forth that he has been very much wrong'd by Tonnapa the Warehouse gl J„ or iaU 
Conicoply, in whom he repos'd an entire confidence as a person who had been in that setting 
Employ severall years before his time & also in Govern 1 . Pitt's immediate service notoriously 
without, being accus'd of any dishonesty and prays the assistance of this Board towards he ha s beeu 
recovering as much as possible from the said Tonnapa towards payment of the debt 
-due to the Company. 



M 1 '. Raworth further offers to pay in good part of the ballance due on acco 1 . of 



abued by 
Tonapa, & 
prayB y e 
Board to 
aBBist him in 
y» recovery 
of what 
possible, 
he offers to 

the Warehouse, and desires a convenient time for getting in the remainder if this payoff' 
Board determine that he is liable to answer the imbezzlements of the Conicoply. SSSwUin* 

may be 

allow'd him 
to get in the 
remaindi'. 

M r . Raworth being withdrawn a debate arose concerning the nature of this great this matter 
debt, and how we ought to proceed in the recovery of it. debated 

Agrekd that the Companys orders be revisd relating to Conicoplys before this °X£T' 
affair be determin'd, in the mean time that Tonuapa & what effects he has upon the oonoeme. 
shoar be effectually securd. be^reviB'd 8 

before wo 
determine 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



The Pre^-id t. 
aoqts. the 
Board yt he 
haB obligii. 
Tonapa to 
deliver ap 
all he has to 
Bhow for his 
adventures 
[at sea]. 



Mess'*. 
Frederick & 
Warre delivi'. 
in extracts 
of what 
powers we 
have reed, 
from England 
relate, to 
Criminall 
oases. 

Y° Marlbr6 
detaind to 
take in more 



The President acquaints the Board that upon the first intimation he reeeiv'd 
from the Accomptant of the wants in the Warehouse he immediately sent for Tonnapa, 
and obligd him to deliver up all papers that he had to show for his Adventures at 
Sea which he now has in his Custody and are as follow :- 

Manilha ship Masha Laumenee ... 

Ditto ship Respondentia 

Bomrepa to Pegue ... 

To Anjengo ship Tannighemelly ... 

Sanota Cruz sundry goods 



also that upon notice given him of the Manilha adventures being in ill hands, he has 
given a power to Sen 1 '. Ignatio Marcos that went hence in July to recover all he can 
and bring it with him when he returns. 

Mess rs . Frederick & Warre according to an order of Consultation of the 28 ,h 
of Feb rv . last deliver in Extracts of what powers receivd from England relating to 
criminal] cases. 



Agreed that the Marlborough be detaind a day or two to take in more Eupees. 



Pag". 


fa. 


Ca. 


13010 


8 


: 30 


500 








2500 


— 


— 


2000 


— 


— 


900 


— 


~~ 


. 18910 


8 


: 30 



Seory. 

aoquaints y e 
Board yt 
Mr. ThoH. 
Bulkley has 
lignd his 
Indent. 
Mr. Benyon 
acqts. 
ye Board 
yt he has 
satisfy 'd 
Jaivia 
Mathewe'B 
demands. 



The Secretary acquaints the Board that M 1 '. Thomas Bulkley has sign'd his 
Covenants as Factor, & the bond to perform them, commencing from the 24 th of July, 
being the day of the Marlbrfi's arrivall as orderd in the last Generall Letter. 



Bernard Benyon acquaints the Board that he has satisfied the demands of Jarvis 
Mathewes Shipwright mentiond in Last Consultation. 



E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bclkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 



To the Hon b1e Edward Harbison Esa B 

Govern 2 . & I'resid t . of Fort S t . George, 

Coast of Choromandell & Sumatra &c\ Council. 

Hon e1 \ S E . &c\ 



Having servd the E 4 . Hon ble . Comp a . for the space of ten years in severall 
Employs in this place, during which time have dischargd [the] trust repos'd in me 
with my utmost diligence and integrity to their interest, The character I have 
hitherto had, with what my Hon l!c . Employers have thought fit in severall of their 
Generall Letters to say in my behalf, to recommend me to yo r . Hon r . &c\ for prefer- 
ment as opportunity might offer, induces me at this time to request a confirmation of 
my standing in their Hon rs . service, whether before Mess rs . Eichard Horden & Joseph 
Smart or not, (between whom there is a dispute of the like nature) who are the only 
persons here under Council that can make any pretence of seniority above me, and as 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 165 



FORT. ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712 , 

such to avoid contention I have hitherto given place to them, thinking it did not 
much avail which was first or last, whilst so farr below the Council, but now being 
the three Seniors upon the List it is of greater consequence, and therefore I desire to 
lay before you the reasonableness of my request, and leave it to yo r . Hon 1 '. &c as . serious 
consideration, either to determine it here, or referr it to the Hon b!e . Court of Directors 
in England as you shall think fit. 

Mess rs . Horden & Smart coming out on the Chambers Friggat bound first for 
China and then for Madrass, either by contrary winds or other reasons, came first to 
this Port on the 28 th March 1702, whereas had they proceeded their intended Voyage 
according to the Comp as . orders, they had not been here till 1704, in the mean time 
I arriv'd here on the 9 th Sept 1 '. 1702, on the Colchester bound directly hither, so- that 
I ought to have commence! in the Hon ble . Cornp as . Service as long before them, as now 
they claim before me, not only this but referr yo r . Hon 1 '. &c a . to the Hon bl °. United 
Comp as . Generall Letter by the Tavistock, wherein they immediately confirm me 
a writer in their Service upon the Union, from whence I inferr that I ought to be 
Senior of that Classis from the date thereof, 

This with submission is what I have to say in behalf of my Seniority wholly 
relying on yo r . Hon r . &c as . favour herein, & am with all respect 

Yo r Hon 1 '. &c as . most Obed'. hum ble . Serv*. 
Fort S t George Aug 81 . 20 ib 1712. Tho : Cooke. 

To the Hqn ble . Edward Harrison Eso/. 

Presid t . & Govern*, ov Forts S r . George & 
S T . David &c\ Council. 

Hon ble S r . &c a . 

After having undergone a twelve months fatigue, when I thought I might have 
expected some repose, yo r Hon r . &c a . may easily beleive it is a great mortification I 
labour under, to be involv'd in fresh troubles, which I fear will prove an almost 
irreparable prejudice to my fortune, however I shall endeavour to go thro these 
difficultys w th . all imaginable patience, it being a great satisfaction to me to know from 
my own Experience that I am in the hands of men of Hon 1 '., who will give me their 
utmost assistance towards procuring me reparation from the person, who by putting 
too much confidence in him, has most notoriously abus'd me. 

To r . Hon r . &c a . may call to mind that on the arrivall of the Hon ble . President 
from England, the necessity of affairs requiring it, I was immediately orderd away 
for Fort S*. David, and consequently obligd to leave all my buisness in the utmost 
hurry and confusion. 

Tonnapathe Warehouse Conicoply having been formerly put into that employ 
by the Govern 1 & Council, and serv'd severall years before my intring upon the 
Warehouse, and having been intrusted by Gov r . Pitt in all his private buisness, 
occasiond me to put a more than ord ry . confidence in him on all occasions. 

This man came to me immediately before my departure for Fort S'. David and 
told me there were a parcell of Rupees & Silver wanting to ballance the Warehouse 
acco t3 ., at which I was very much surprizd, & immediately made as good an enquiry 
into the matter as the shortness of my time would permit, and finding some consider- 
able errors in the acco t3 ., desir'd my freind M r Francis Cooke since deceas'd to settle 
them with Tonnapa & pay in what was due, promising that my Attorney should 
reimburse him and indeed I thought this had been comply'd with, when to my very 
great surprize yo r Hon 1 '. &c\ sent me word that I was indebted to the Warehouse 

lb. oz dwt gr 

132353 Eupees, and for 687 : 2 : 9 : 15 of Silver, I can solemnly declare with a 
most safe conscience that a great part of this mony is due from Tonnapa, who has 
most notoriously abus'd the trust I repos'd in him, & no doubt but he kept back the 
1712—42 



166 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



acco ts . purposely to conceal his own Villainy which has in a great measure occasion'd 
this misfortune. 

As for the ballauce that stands out against M r . Martin and myself it lies also in 
Tonnapas hands, being mony which he receivd for Outcrys, and never paid in either 
to M r Martin or to me nor in Consultation as usual which appears very plain by the 
acco ts . I settled with him in Jan ry . last, and tho taken from his own Cajans make him 
indebted Ten Thousand Pagodas. 

I sent for this man very often and pressingly urg'd him to let me know the 
particulars of the Warehouse Ballance standing out, but he always trifled with me 
and put me off from time to time, upon pretence of the mony not being collected in, 
and in few days all would be adjusted, so that this Acco'. remaind open at the time 
of my Bernovall, when he brought me a List of severall persons indebted, which I 
deliverd to my Attorney, and the mony has been since reeoverd, th6 it has been a 
work of much time and trouble. 

This is the true state of my case, and I must confess my misfortunes are cheifly 
owing to the vast confidence I put in this wicked man, who as I said before was put 
in by the Govern 1, & Council, has continued so many years in the Employ, and had 
so much trust repos'd in him by my predecessors, how farr this may excuse me from 
being liable to make good his roguerys I intirely leave to yo 1 ' Hon r# &c a ., and if you 
think I ought in Justice to be responsible I shall very readily submit & forthwith pay 
in the greatest part of the sum, hoping you will allow me a convenient time to get in 
the rest, and afford me the utmost assistance to procure reparation upon Tonnapas 
estate wheresoever to be found for the vast damage I am like to sustain by him; I shall 
not detain you longer, th6 I could fill some sheets on this Subject, then to subscribe 
[myjself 

Fort S*. George Hon ble S r . &c a . 

Aug 61 22 D : . 1712. Yo r most Obed*. and Oblig'd Humble Servant 

R. Eaworth. 



At a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 

25*=. 



Genii Lre to 
Bengll. read 
& appro vd. 
20 has. of 
GarrahB to he 
died for ye 
West Coast, 
the debate 
ooneerng y e 
wants in ye 

reasauni'd, 
Mr VioeBSu. 
Griffiths oase 
considerd. 
Mr Rawortha 
case not 
paralell to 
that. 



Edward Harrison 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bolklhy. 
Bernard Benyon. 



Esq 1 



Gov*. & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
"William Jennings. 



William Warre. 
Generall Letter to the President & Council in Bengali read & approv'd. 

Orderd that the Warehouskeep 1 ' do put Twenty bales of Gurrahs to be died for 
West Coast, and that he deliver in next Consultation an acco'. of goods proper for 
that place to be provided at Fort S\ David. 

The debate concerning the wants in the Warehouse resum'd, and the Companys 
standing orders considerd relating to such cases, and particularly the case of 
M r . Vicessimus Griffith considerd. 



Agreed that the case of M 1 '. Vicessimus Griffith is not a paralell to this of 
M r . Baworths, having none of those circumstances mention'd in the report of Mess rs . 
Hewer & Dubois Viz', variety of employments to disable him to call the Conicoply to 
acco 4 . so often as he ought to do, such as Sea Customer, Paymaster, Generall Choultry 
Justice &e a tho there is this one circumstance alike in both cases Vizt. That the Coni- 
coply had been in the employ some years before M 1 '. Baworths time, that he was putt 
in by Govern 1 ' Pitt & Council and never forfeited his Character before. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 167 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



The last order we can find relating to the matter before us is the 17 th paragraph Compas oni*. 
of the Generall Letter dated Jan ry . 8 th . : 17 OU by the ship Dutchess or rather we may ^°' je 
term it the Hon ble . Comp as opinion relating to the trust repos'd in the Conicoplys, their l™ by U 
which is in the following words. jaw™^ 88 

1700 produed 
& debated. 

" We observe you have acquitted and re-entertaind M 1 ' Vicessimus 
" Griffith which we do not at all find fault with, but we should have been glad to 
" have heard you had done something towards recovering part or all of the mony 
" his Conicoply Tomina run away with, being near five hundred Pagodas, it is a great 
'•' deal for us to lose, therefore, if any thing be recoverable of Tomina or otherwise do 
" not reckon it a desperate debt, however this leads us to consider the latter part of 
" the clause in the Benjamins letter, that all our Covenant Servants being Collectors 
" of our Eevenue shall be answerable for their Conicoplys, from whom they may 
" take security or except against them, and of this you have given publick notice, but 
" that it is a generall complaint the Conicoplys cannot give security, nor can the 
" Revenues be collected without them, to this we think there are two proper remedys, 
" one is, farm out all you can, as formerly w[e] have directed, the other, call them 
" weekly or oftener to aceo'. and receive what mony they have in Cash, and then 
" the less security will serve, especially if you can find out honest able fellows 
" among them. 

Now since it do's not appear that M r . Raworth ever excepted against Tonnapa Mr. Raworth. 
the Conicoply, but quite the contrary repos'd an intire trust and confidence in him, except! 6 ' 
and since he did not according to the order in the said para h . call him so frequently [ag>t. 
to acco'. as he should have done, which would undoubtedly have prevented so great SgKo 
an imbezzlement, and is the only way to keep these people honest, where no sufficient dnl 7 t°ae°ott 
security is to be had, we find ourselves obligd to determine that M 1 '. Raworth must to hive tone 
make good what is owing to the Warehouse, submitting at the same time this sen- w ? do dete '- 
tence to our Hon 1516 -. Mast 1 ' 9 , to be ratified or alterd as in their judgment they shall Zetmake e 
think most equitable and in the mean while think it necessary to come to the follow- g00 . d w ? a ' is 

ti i ■■ J owing, but y« 

mg Resolutions. sentence to be 

submitted to 



the Honble. 

Compae, 

Judgmt. 



That the Accomptant do upon the close of these Generall books ending in April KesoiutionB 
last debt Robert Raworth Esq*, his Acco'. Curr*. for the Rupees and Silver wanting, thatMr" ' 
as also for the Ballance of his Warehouse Acco'. Viz'. Ten Thousand Four hundred E ^°r tll « 
Fifty nine Pagodas, twenty fanams, & four Cash and that the said Robert Raworth beVebtedVor 
Esq 1 ", do forthwith pay the mony due upon the ballance of the said Acco*. Bu 8 * 1 ***** 

& for 'the ball' 
of his Ware- 
house acot. 

That the Rupees wanting be cast into Pagodas at the rate of Three hundred & b?lZtf?lt' 
Forty to a hundred Pagodas, and the Silver at 16| for te"n Pag dB - which is bona fide 3*ofor loo 
the price that Rupees & Silver were sold at Anno 1710 in the months of April, May, B i?rer'at;io| 
June, & July, which is the time that the said Rupees & Silver appear to have been & 

made use of. 

That we will give M 1 '. Raworth all manner of assistance to recover what possible 
of Tonnapa the Warehouse Conicoply towards making him reparation for what 
damage he is like to sustain. recover what 

possible of 
Tonapa. 

The President acquaints the Board that he has Tonnapa and some of his Accom- the Presid 
plices under close confinement, and has set peous to take care that nothing be carry'd yu^ha 
out of his house. * P?° na to 8ee 

yt nothing is 
carry'd out of 
Tonapa'a 
house. 



that we will 
assist Mr. 
Raworth to 



Board 
s set 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Mr. Kaworth Robert Raworth Esq 1 , pays into Cash Twenty Five Thousand Pag s . in part of 

p J ''kwrt l ^ e ^ e ^ ^ ue ^ rom ^ ie Warehouse, and promises to pay more i[n a] very few days, as 
he can get mony in. 

It was further debated what measures we ought to take in a case of the nature, 
pursuant to the Hon ble - Comp as . orders as they now stand, where there has been a 
manifest neglect both in the Govern r & Accomptant for the time being as well a9 the 
Warehouskeep r . and in regard that our Hon llle - Masters have been pleas'd to distin- 
guish M r . Raworth by placing him second upon this Establishment, and that he has 
particularly distinguish'd himself by his bravery in the defence of their bounds at 
Port S*. David, as well as by his good Government in reforming the abuses of that 
place, as also that we do not find upon the Register any standing order that will bear 
us out in proceeding to the utmost severity before our Masters pleasure be first known. 



debated 
further how 
we ought to 
proceed in 
this affair 



finding no 
order upon 
record yt 
will [be]ar 

proceeding to 
severity. 
Agreed yt ye 
matter be 
fairly wrote 
home & ye 
Comjas ordre. 
desird how to 
act in cases of 
the like 
nature. 



Agreed that this matter be fairly and truly represented in the next General! 
Letter, and submitted to the Hon ble - Comp as . pleasure praying their full directions how 
to proceed in cases of the like nature for the future. 



The present state of Port S*. David being taken into consideration with the 
necessity of a speedy Investment it appears to us that since M r . Ra worths coming 
away two barbarous murthers have been committed by our Europe Soldiers upon the 
Natives, that the Military is under the utmost disorder and confusion for want of a 

the worst of 



Two 

barbarous 
murthers 
having been 
oomitted at 

&'ev^ry D th V ing severe hand and strict discipline, which may be attended with 
oat of order consequences. 

there since 
Mr. Kaworth 
came away 
for want of 
striot dis- 
cipline. 



Ordd. yt he 
forthwith 
return wth 
full instruc- 
tions ooncern- 



Orderd that M 1 '. Raworth do return to Fort S*. David with full instructions con- 
cerning the intended Investment, as soon as he has settled his affairs in secure hands 
for the paying in the remainder of the forementiond debts. 



The joynt 
stock Merchts 
ask'd wt bales 
they could 
provide by 
Janry. wt. 
more by ye 
foliowe Septr 
& what 
broadcloth 
they wou'd 
take off 
they ansr. yt 
they cannot 
warrant for 
more yn 600 
in Janry. & 
HOU by Septr. 

& 
having S00 
ban of laBt 
yearB red 
oloth by them, 
they desire at 
prest. [250], 
ba» of green, 
70 Aurora, 10 
Soarlet & 6 of 
fine perpetua- 
noes, may be 
de[li]verd ym. 
at the usual 



The joynt stock Merchants Call'd in and ask'd how many bales they can engage 
to get ready by Jan 17 , and how many more by Sept r . following and what quantity of 
Broadcloth they are now willing to receive in payment to which they answer 



That they will use their utmost endeavours to get in as many bales as possible 
for the month of Jan ly . but cannot warrant for more than Six hundred, & Fourteen 
hundred by Septemb 1 ' following ; That they have now by them Three hundred bales 
of red cloth of the last years Cargo, That they are willing to take at present Two 
hundred & Fifty bales of green, Seventy of Aurora, Ten of Scarlet & Six of fine Per- 
petuanoes, at the usnall advance upon Invoice, and that as soon as they can find 
means to rid their hands of this parcell, they will be glad to take off the remainder, 
but that if they have not the help of some mony they cannot be able to carry on such 
large Investments. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



169 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



The President acquainted them that they must first propose at w' price they 
would undertake the Investment, and then we should be the better able to agree upon 
severall points relating thereto, they were desird to consider that we abated five & 
Cent upon the last Contract in consideration of the scarcity and dearuess of cotton 
and grain, but that now there is a prospect by Gods blessing of a good crop, we 
expect they will invest upon easier terms, and give them till next Consultation for 
their finall answer. 

Orderd that Cap 1 . Lawrence Minter, Cap'. Joseph Beale & Cap'. Thomas Green- 
haugh do go off on board ship Dartmouth, and survey her, and make their report to 
this Board. 

E. Harbison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Maetin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

"W M . Jennings. 

Bern b . Benyon. 

William Warre. 



The PreBidt. 
aoc[ts. ym. 
that tbey 
must 1st 
propose at w 
rate they 
woud invest 
[ti]me giv'n 
to next Gon- 
sultn- for 
ansi'. 



[sjurvey'd. 



Eeceiv'd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the provis 11 . Dep' y . Gov 1 '. & Counc 11 . of 
Fort S*. David dated the 23 d . inst*. 

Sloop Kama arr d . from Fort S*. David by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from the 
Provis 11 . Dep* y . Govern 1 '. & Council there dated the 25 th inst'. inclosing Invoice & bill 
of Loading for 40 bales sent on her. 

Eeceiv'd a Generall Letter from M r . Philip Noden at Metchlep" 1 ' dated the 17 th 
infst'.]. 

Ship Marlbro Cap'. Mathew Martin Comm r . saild for Bengali by whom sent a 
Generall Letter to the President & Council there dated yesterday. 



26 T 



27" 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esa". Govern\ &|Presid t . 
Eobert Eaworth. Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that ace', for last month Viz'. 



Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Diet 

Diet stores laid in 

Charges Generall ... . 

Repairs of Fortifications &c a . 

Mint 

Charges Cattle 

New Hospital ... ... ... 

New Guard house ... 

S'. Thomas's point 

Charges Extraord 1 ^. 

York Fort for 3 mo 5 , impress to 2 Soldiers &e a ... 

Maddapollam Yatoh p' 1 . batta to the Tandell & 

Lascars 
House moveables for 7 chairs deliverd the Steward 
Vizagapatam Factory p d 3 Soldiers wives 
Fort S l . David p d . 10 Soldiers wives 



1712—43 



1849: 


27- 


357: 


15:- 


200- 


15-- 


526: 


23;- 


62: 


11:- 


63: 


5:- 


100: 


2:- 


2464: 


32:- 


729: 


10:- 


436: 


9:- 


36: 


32:- 


19: 


7:- 


12: 


9:- 


7: 


._ 


2: 


13:- 


7: 


9-- 


6875: 


3:- 



Friday 



Paymabtrs. 
aect. for July 
read. 



170 



Records of Fort St. George 



y« amot. 
being more 
yn usual 
oocaene a 
scrutiny into 
it upon wou 
we remark 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



the amo' of the foregoing Expence being much more than usual occasions a particular 
enquiry upon which we make the following remarks. 



Europe 8, 
|th lose from 
Ft St. David 
have inereasd 
the article of 
Charges 
G.irrison. 
y e same as to 
Charges Diet 
& Diet stores 
laid in. 
y e Mint some 
inlargements 
made in it. 



Charges 
Cattle, ooeasd 
by ye 

dcarness ot 
grain. 

New 

Hospital!, all 
ye Timber 
us'd therein 
brought into 
ye aceot. 
so yt these 
artcs. being 
extracted y e 
Eipence is 



The Soldiers that came from Europe upon this Shipping, and the party that 
came from Fort S 4 . David with Cap'. Roach have considerably increas'd the article of 
Charges Garrison. 



The same we observe in the Articles Charges Diet, & Diet Stores laid in, 
increas'd some small matter by the new comers. 

The article of the Mint Sixty three Pag s occasion'd by having abundance of 
work to do more than usual, upon coining all the silver for Bengali were oblig'd to 
make some enlargements and other disburstments. 

Charges Cattle is more than it ought to be occasion'd by the extravag ce . price 
and scarcity of grain. 

The New Hospitall which is an article of Two Thousand Four hundred Sixty 
four Pag s . thirty two fanarns this month, is because all the timber & plank us'd 
therein, which is the dearest and most considerable article in the building, is all 
brought in at once, and the rest of the extraord iy . Expence in the month is occasiond 
by the other buildings going on at the same time,' so that when those articles are 
extracted, the Expence of the Garrison do's not appear to be more than 



Warehouse Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 '. reads that aoco'. for last month 

July read & Cash Six Thousand Pagodas on acco 4 . goods sold. 

6000 Pags. 
paid in. 



pays into 



jai nt re C ad&° r Ed ward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmast 1 '. reads his Mint ace*, for last month, and pays 

Al* r rt ■■ into Cash Pag s . Seventy seven, twenty fanams and one cash ace'. Coinage of Gold. 

acot Coinage 
Gold, 

ooJpkining Tne Warehousekeep 1 '. making complaint that shooting rice among the bales that 

y t shooting are annually brought up from the Bay hither is of very pernicious consequence, 

ye°Bengix. 8 because it gets in among the Gunny package and occasions the Godowns being 

bales ooroeiw pesterd with rats that tis almost impossible to preserve the goods from damage. 

breed & is of 
very ill 
consequence. 

Agreed to 

write to 

Bengll. to 

forbid it for 

V" future. 



Agreed that we write to the Gentlemen in the [ Bay positive 
Captains shooting any rice among the bales for the future. 



to forbid the 



Mr. Josa. -jyj-^ j gi a ]j Chitty producing a letter from his mother wherein she orders h[im] 

produce a to receive 348 o?, s . of Silver sent out upon ship [lacuna] for the use of h[isj younger 
re^'iv e t0 348 brother M 1 '. Benjamin Chitty. 

Ozs of silver 
sent out for 
his brother. 

be deu/erd* Orderd that the Warehousekeeper do deliver the said silver. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 171 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Tbe Aeeomptant acquaints the Board that upon the adjustments in order to Tbe 

ballance the books he finds severall goods wanting in the Warehouse delivers in a list Ac ^omptt 

as Enter'd after this Consultation, upon examination of which it appears that there Board yt he 

have been so many changes in the Warehouse [of] late years without taking any *"^ 6 ^ u ', 

thoro aceo 4 . of remains that 'tis impossible to fix these wants to the time of any one Warehouse. 
Warehousekeep 1 ' 1'or which reason we find it absolutely necessary to establish the 
following rule. 

That whenever the Warehouse is deliverd over from one person to another there Ordrd. yt n. 

shall be a thoro ace 1 , of remains taken and deliverd into this Board within fifteen ever y Whse 

days after the new Warehousekeep r . takes the charge upon him which shall be over'Tuforo' 

signed by the old and new Warehousekeep™. and deliverd to the Aeeomptant to be aooot. of 

examin'd and adjusted with the books, and a report ther[eof] made in fifteen days fol- tak n er! n & be 

lowing, the said acco\ of remains signd joyntly to remain in the Accomptants Office compar'd 

& the Warehoiisekeep". to discharge each other by a proper writing in Consultation. ^ oin.'b* 1 ^' 

signd inter- 
changeably 
by y e old & 
new Ware- 
housekeeprs. 

Since for the reasons aforement' 1 . we are not able to find out particulars] in not being 

what Warehousekeep 1 ' 8 . time these goods were missing we are obligd to have recourse mtVw" 1 

to Tonnapa the Conicoply of the Warehouse, who has been in that Employ ever whsek™ 

since M r . Thomas Wright left the Warehouse Anno 1706. ^i, tbe8e 

happend, we 
are oblig'd to 
have recourse 
to Tonapa. 

Accordingly the said Tonnapa was calld in and ask'd what acco'. he coud give Tonapa caiia 
of the severall goods wanting as ^P" List, his answer was as follows. in & examd - 

That as for the Redwood there has all along been a great waste in what has been h * ^ nsP ?- y* 
work'd up in Carriages and other things for the use of the Garrison & that there are ha8 r aiwa°ys a 
severall bags of chips now remaining in an old Godown which will in great measure ^ re „ t i 7" te 
make good that want, as for the white lead [&] broad cloth he confesses with a great confesses yt 
deal of impudence that he has disp[osed] of them and will make good the value, eiouTwuite 
but pretends not to know in what Warehousekeep 1 ' 3 time he took these things out of Lead'&ea he 
the Warehouse, whereupon remitted him into custody with orders to keep him close sTwrn'make 
confin'd & suffer no persons to talk with him. g° 0(J r 

r value. 

William Martin former Warehousekeep 1 . delivers in a memoriall as Ent d . after M>. Martin 

this Consultation setting forth that M 1 '. Robert Raworth was put joynt Warehouse- memorial a 

keep r . with him by Gov r . Pitt against his will that M r . Raworth kept the keys of the f°", c er , ng - '" 

Warehouse and transacted all the buisness singly, so that he the said William Martin from'him & 

was only nominall and consequently ought not to be accountable for the ballance due M *- Raworth 

from the Warehouse under their charge, which ballance is seven Thousand Three wheekrs 
hundred seventy two Pag s . seventeen fanams. 

Okder'd that the Sec ry . do deliver a copy of the foregoing Memoriall to Copy oi ad. 
M 1 . Rawworth in order that he may return an answer thereto next Consultation. 



The following Generall Letters read. 



to be 
deliverd Mr 
Kaworth. 



ffrom the Provis 11 . Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S\ David dated the 23 d & ffrom Ft. st. 

25 th advising that they cannot procure any mony by bill of Exchange and pressing P avid advis ' 

to have rnony sent down to stop the clamours of their Merchants to whom we are mony to be 

indebted near Twenty Thousand Pagodas. mvfiSfii* 

_ Exohange- 

That they have laden forty bales upon sloop Rama and dispatch'd her for this the y have 

place, & that they are still indebted on their Contract upwards of Two hundred bales, sent us 40 
which will be ready in few days if weather permits. 

Letter from the Cheif & Council of Yizagapat m . in answer to what wrote them Vizagpm 

of their bad and dear package complain'd of in the last Generall Letter from dearnawrof] 

England. their package. 



172 



Records of Fort St, George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Metehlepm. 
advising the 
condition of 
yt .Factory. 

[Su]rreyM of 
Dartmths. 
report [read]. 

Mintmaatr. 
pays into Cash 
Pags 3466 : 
26 : 5 & 
deliv" an 
»cot. Coinage 
of a ohest. 
of Gold yt 
came ^ Ship 
Recovery. 
21000 Pags. 
borrowd oT 
y e Preside 
to be repaid 
him. 



A Letter from M 1 . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the I7 lh , advising the condition] 
of the Metchlepat 1 ". & MaddapoHam Factorys. 

Report made by the Captains that survey 'd the Dartmouth read, and is as 
Enterd after this Consultation. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmast 1 '. pays into Cash Three Thousand Four hundred 
and sixty six Pagodas, twenty six fanams & five Cash, rec d . from the Mint y e 27 th . 
inst. in full of a chest of gold that came by the Recovery, of which he[de]livers in 
an acco 1 . coinage, which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 



Orderd that Twenty One Thousand Pagoda 
Company last month be repaid him. 



which the President lent the 



E. Harbison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkxey. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern*. Benton. 
William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1712 



173 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



To the Hon ble . Edward Harbison Esa E . 

PRESID T . & GOVERN*. OF FoRT S T . GEORGE 

&c A . Council. 



Hon b,e . S r &c a 



The ballance of the Warehouse acco ts . ending in Decern 1 . 1708 having been a 
long time due presuming to say from M r . Raworth and he now being here I desire 
may make good that ballance Amounting to Pag s . 7372; 17 : according to his 
promises but now finding he expects 1 should pay part of his ballance do think it 
very unreasonable because he acted as sole Warehousekeep r . in all manner of respects, 
& I was barely nominal], since he can't but own to the world that he singly 
receiv'd all monys & deliverd out every thing, & that I had not charge of 
any thing whatsoever nor were the keys permitted to be ever in my custody. 
I think it very hard that I should be accountable with him for any mismanage- 
ment of his, which I know nothing of, being forcibly kept in the dark for I neither 
receiv'd nor deliverd any one individuall thing, nor was I requird to do any thing 
belonging to the Employ, or permitted to give orders therein, being willing to be 
cleard of the name of Warehousekeep 1 '. because I could not act, I severall times us'd 
all the arguments I cou[ld] with Gov 1 '. Pitt but no remedy being to be had, was 
forcd to rest patiently with fair promises & assurances that 1 should be no sufferer 
for what M 1 '. Raworth transacted singly till the arrivall of the Comp as shipping, at 
which time M r . h'aworth gave me his word, and since has solemnly promis'd to 
pay in this Ballance & clear me of the acco 4 . which indeed I once thought had 
been done depending on yo r . Hon 1 '. &c :i . Gentlemens justice herein, begg you'l 
please to clear me of those acco' 3 ., which Tonapa the then Conicoply has severall 
times (& before witness; assur'd me that he had cleard those acco ts . with [M r .J Raworth, 
& pgid to him in part of that ballance upwards of Pag 8 . 6200 at payments, & the 
remaind 1 '. was due from person[s] with whom he was to account, relying on yo r . 
Hon r . &c as . goodness crave leave and am 

Hon ble . S 1 '. &c 8 

Yo 1 ' most hum bJe . Serv*. 

Port S 1 . George W. Martin. 

y e 25 th . Aug st . 1712. 



To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq k . 

Govern 11 , of Fort S t . George &c\ 

Hon ble ... S 1 '. 

Pursuant to your order we went on board the Dartmouth & thoroughly survey 'd 
her, she is in our opinion altogether capable of proceeding to Europe or any voyage 
whatsoever, we are 

Hon ble S r . 
Port S t . George Yo r . Hon rs - most hum ble . & 

26™ Aug 81 . 1712. Obed'. Serv ts . 

Law : Minter. 
Joseph Beale. 
Tho : Greenhaugh. 



Diary and Consultation Book i 1712. 



175 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1712- 



Aoco'. Coinage of one chest of Gold fob the R\ Hon Ws Coup 3 . REO d . ^ bhip 
Recoveey Aug 8 ' Y e 4 th 1712. 



Chest B Ingott S°. 1 

2 

3 

4 

Maydoes 

6 pistolls 

1 chest p z . 



Pagoda matt 

Cooly 6| V mill 
Alloy silver 9C 
at 15| 



Lb. oz. dwt. gr. 

22 4 19 12 better 

14 5 

19 7.17 — 

26 10 19 12 

22 11 9 12 

11 1 1 12 

117 5 7 —better y n Pag s ... 
7 6 7 j2 



r-.i2 



Lb. oz. dwt. gr. 
6| 1 5 915 
6| _ 11 5 3 
6+ 1 3 6 15 
6" 1 7 7 12 
6ft 1 6 15 12 
6f — 8 3 3 

— 7 6 7 12 



dwt. 



fa. 



124 11 14 12 is Oz. 1499 : 17 . 18 Pag 8 . 1?620 : 20 

— 88: 19: 40 Pags. 13620 : 20 :— 
V— 65: 9:50 



Remains 



153: 29: 10 
13466 : 26 : 70 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edwaed Harbison Esq/. Govern". & Presid t . * 

ROBEET RA WORTH. THOMAS FREDERICK. 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 
Edwakd Bulkley. William Jennings. 
Bebnaed Benyon. William Wabee. 

The President reads his acco'. of the RA Hon ble . Comp a9 . Cash for last 
month ballance being Thirty Three Thousand Thirty nine Pag s . twenty seven fanams 
& five cash. 

Robert Raworth Esq 1 ', pays into Cash Twenty Thousand Pagodas in part of his 
acco 1 . Curr'. for debts due to the Warehouse acco'. Rupees &e a . & makes appear that 
be leaves behind him sufficient to discharge the whole debt in two or three months at 
farthest, his Attorneys being to pay the mony in as they receive it. 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pogodas on that 
acco f . 

G-enerall Letter from Port S l . David dated the 29 th uito . read, advising that 
cloudy rainy weather has been a great hindrance to their washers. 

Oederd that the Secretary do wait on M r . Eraser with a copy of the S5 th para- 
graph of the Generall Letter relating to bis Salary, and to demand the repayment of 
it as therein directed. 

Robert Raworth Esq 1 ', acquaints the Board (hat he has made a particular discov- 
ery of near Forty Thousand Rupees convey'd out of the Warehouse at times by 
Tonnapa the Conicoply in the year 1710 and desires that the witnesses may be 
examind, accordingly they were sent for in, and after being told by the President 
that they must be very faithfull in their evidence because we should expect them to 
6\year to the truth thereof if demanded, they deposed as follows, Tonnapa the Coni- 
coply being present. 



[Septem- 

bee] 

Tuesday 

2d. 



CaBh aoct. for 
Angst, read. 



[M r ] Raworth 
pays in 
20000 
Pags. & 
makes appear 
to leave 
[behi] ud 
him euffiet. to 
discharge the 
whole. 
Pags 1000 
pd. in by the 
Sea Cuetr. 
Lre from 
Ft. St. David 
read. 

The Seery to 
demand ye 
repay mt. of 
Mr. Erasers 
salary. 

Mr, Raworth 
reports yt he 
has made a 
discovery of 
abot. jobno 
Raps taken 
oat of ye. 
Warehouse 
by Tonapa. 



176 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



HeadMint Verdipa head Braminy of the Mint who has serv'd the Hon ble . Comp a well in 

examined. ^ a ^ em pl° v severall years declares, that ia the year 1710 being there were a large 
pareell of Kupees in the Warehouse not chested up, he and the rest of the Mint 
Braminys had a key upon the door of the said Warehouse and were always present 
when any Rupees were taken in or deliverd out and being ask'd what rupees were 
taken out by Tonnapa in that year, and to -whom deliverd they gave in the following 
list from their Cajans without any hesitation, and being further ask'd if the Ware- 
housekeeper er any of the Companys covenanted Servants were present at the delivery 
of all or any of the said sums they answerd no, but that Tonnapa came with an order 
from the Warehousekeep 1 '. as he pretended. 

Mabch29th. Ru P s - 300 ° deliverd by Tonnapa to Yelliah Muddelaree. 

677 deliverd by d°. to M r . Bennett. 
Apeil 2 d . 10200 deliverd by d°. to Arne Moodu. 

1000 deliverd by d°. to Yelliah Muddelaree. 
7000 deliverd himself. 
6ih. 600 deliverd by d°. to M r . Bennett. 

28r H . 1500 deliverd by d°. to Yelliah Muddelaree. 

30th 7000 deliverd by d°. to Arne Moodu" 

Mat isi. 1000 deliverd by d°. to Sunca Rama. 

j CNE i6ih. 7000 delivered to himself. 

Rup s . 39977 

Sunca Rama's Sunca Ramas son one of our joynt stock Merch ts . having rec d . a Thousand Rupees 

iedgt. C ye°reot. the 1 st of May as mention'd in the foregoing list was examind whether he receivdthe 
of ye looo g a id Rupees or not, and upon what acco 4 . , to which he readily answerd that Tonnapa 
him r & d yt?h e being indebted to him between Two & Three hundred Pagodas did deliver him One 
i art ofTdebt Thousand Rupees iu payment, out of the Warehouse on the day aforsaid, and that 

he did not then doubt but he had paid the Company for them. 
aUo e owns° d yt. Arne Moodu another Merchant mentiond in the List to have rec d . Seventeen 

hejecci^ Thousand two hundred Rupees at two severall times, was called in and askd whether 

he did receive two such sums at the times mention'd & upon what aoeo 4 . to which he 



17200 Rupj 
of Tonapa for 



wcii. he paid reply 'd that he did receive the said two sums amounting together to seventeen 

p a e „s m a ° t ye ° Thousand Two hundred Rupees out of the Warehouse, for which he paid Tonapa in 

Currt. prioe. p a g s . at the then Curr 4 . price. 

Yelliah Mud- Yelliah Muddalaree another person mentiond in the List to have rec d . Five 

beingkThe Thousand Five hundred Rup s . at three severall times, could not be found at present 

^ oand ^ nett & M r . S r . John Bennett being abroad upon a voyage to Surat, the truth of those 

at Sea no articles relating to him cannot be prov'd. 

proof can he 
made of those 
articles. 

Tonapa Tonnapa being examin'd as to the Fourteen Thousand Rupees receivd by himself 

reet.^fyZ at two severall times confesses the receipt of them, and being further ask'd how he 
w S 'k"ui SayS durst presume to employ the Company's Treasure to his own use, reply'd with a great 
out wth. deal of impudence that he did it by M r . Kaworth's consent and that he paid the 

cJnse^t W & th8 whole quantity in again in Rupees within two months after he took them out. 

pd, them in 
again in Rups. 
in two monthB 
time. 

fender^Ms*" 1 ^ Eaworth solemnly declares and offers to take his oath that he never gave 

oath yt he Tonnapa any such permission, and adds that 'twas impossible he could have paid the 
Traapfye Rupees i n again, without the knowledge of the Mint Braminys that had their key 
permiss". & upon the Warehouse. 

adds yt he 
oou'd not 
have paid 
ym in again 
without ye 
Mint 
Braminys 
knowledge. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171' 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712 

And the Mint braminys declare that he never did pav in any Rup s . again that y Mint 
they know of. *' Sf 8 

they know 
nothing of 
his paying 
ym in again . 

Verago Pilla Mint Conicoply declares that some clays ago Tonapa came to his Mint 
son who kept the Cajans, and desir'd him if he shou'd come to be examin'd about this deeTa^yt 
affair, that he would lump the whole ace', of Rup s . deliverd out, and charge them as Tonapa 
deliverd to M 1 '. Eaworth without bringing his name upon the stage. tempting 

wth his son 
to charge 
all y° Ru D s. 
to M r . " 
Eaworth s 
aoets. 

Upon the whole evidence it appears very plainly to us that Thirty Nine»Thousand *Tp° n the 
Nine hundred & seventy seven Rupees were taken out of the Warehouse by Tonapa Tpp^ars to us 
between the 29 th of March & the 16 th June 1710, which were apply'd to his own use th t at h ° did 
and indeed he does not deny it, but pretends to have returnd them in again, which y°su./of a e 
seems to us a very ridiculous excuse, 1 st because the same Mint braminys that were o? 1 ? 7 7 f 1 i" Ps " 
witnesses to the taking of them out of the Warehouse, because they had a key upon Warehouse 
the door, must have been likewise privy to his bringing them in again, which they f x „ u 9 8e of 
offer to take their oaths they know nothing of, & 2 dly if he had paid them in again, having P d. 
how come they to be wanting in the ballanee of the Warehouse, and why did he not ^ma^efy"* 
speak of this matter before we found it out from other hands ? ridiculous. 

It appears to us further upon these examinations that the whole buisness of the further'To^s 
Warehouse has been intrusted to the sole management of this wicked fellow, ever y' the sole 
since M 1 '. Thomas Wright laid down the employ of Warehousekeep 1 '. which is from the haThee^ 8 " 
month of Aug st . 1706, to the time of the new Presidents arrival!, so that we are not t^ m ted 
so much surpriz'd at what he has done, as that he did not do a great deal more when 
he had it so much in his power. 

Orderu that Tonapa be returned into close custody and that all his effects be ^"^confind 
seizd on wheresoever thev can be found, to make satisfaction for the roguervs he has & his effects 
committed. Eeizdon - 

Orderd that Arne Moodu be kept close prisoner upon the Choultry till he produces Arne Moodu 
his cajans of acco ts . to prove that he ever paid Tonnapa for the seventeen Thousand in Custody 
Two hundred Bupees which he receivd. tiU . he . . 

r produces his 

Cajans to 
prove That 
he paid 
Tonapa for 
y> Rupees 
he had of 
him. 

Robert Eaworth Esq 1 ', delivers in his answer to M 1 . William Martin's memorial], f 1 .: Eaworth 
which is Enterd after this Consultation, and at the same time assures the Board that his Iner'to 
the ballanee due to the Warehouse under the charge of M 1 . Martin & himself is intirely ^ Ir - M: . ,rtins 
due from Tonapa, besides upwards of Three Thousand Pagodas more due to the Ware- 
house under his particular charge, all which mony was for goods sold at Outcry, for 
which Tonapa collected the mony, and kept it in his hands under pretence that he 
met with infinite trouble in getting in the said mony, when at the same time he had 
receivd it. 

Orderd that Mess 1 '. Thomas Frederick, Henry Davenport & Bern d . Benyon do Messrs. 
examine all the Warehouse acco ts . during the time that Mess 1 '". Martin & Ra worth Davenport 






were joynt Warehousekeep 1 ". and report what ballanee they 7 find due to the Hon 1 ' 10 . & B en y0 n to 
Comp a . which way the debt seems to arise, and in whose hands the ballanco* now is, 
to the best of their judgments. 



1712—45 



« hose hand« 
they heleive 
that ballanoe 
to be. 



178 



Records of Fort St. George 



M>'. Martin 
calld upon 
for the 
ballcof his 
acot>. whilst 
sole 

Warehouse- 
keepi'. 

Petition of 
Simon Vassy 
read. 

ye Paymasti'. 
to pay him 
Europeans 
pay. 
Eeuben 
Smith Sergt. 
having been 
lilty of 



practices 
Ordd. yt he 
be sent 
home. 
Leiutt. 
Howson 
making his 
submission 
to ye Board 
& flrticly. to 
ye Depty. 
G071'. 
promise, 
amendmt, 
for ye 

future, to be 
released & 
sent to Ft. 
St. David. 



the murthers 
& 

irregularities 
among ye 
Military at 
Et. St. Dd. 
considerd- 
Mr. Kawotth 
gives an acot. 
of ye Officers 
characters 
Vizt. 

S3 Lieutt. 
ugonin is 
almost 



ye. Lieutt. 
Wallace by 
a fall from 
his horse 
having broke 
his skull is 
scarce able 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712 

The Presid'. acquaints M 1 '. Martin that for the same reasons this Board has 
condemn'd M 1 '. Eaworth to make good the frauds comitted by Tonapa in the Ware- 
house under his management, they must likewise expect he should make good the 
ballance due to the Warehouse under his charge singly which amounts to Three 
Thousand Three hundred thirty one Pag", twenty eight fanams & four cash, or give 
us sufficient reasons to the contrary next Consultation. 

Petition of Simon Vassy read, praying an enlargement of his pay in regard of 
his great family, and the loss of his legg in the Port S'. David service. 

Oedeed that the Payraast 1 '. do pay him Europeans pay in the Gunroom in 
consideration of his good service. 

The President acquaints the Board that Eeuben Smith Serg'. has been some time 
confind close prisoner for loathsome practices with a black fellow & that it would be 
a scandal to the Garrison if he should be sufferd to live longer in it. 

Oedeed that the said Eeuben Smith be sent home upon the "next ship. 

Lieut'. Edmund Howson being sent up hither from Port 8'. David in the month 
of May last for severall complaints made against him by his men, most of which upon 
examination we find to be ill grounded, and to proceed cheifly from their being 
exasperated by his severe treatment, and the said Howson making his humble 
submission to this Board, and particularly to the Dep' y . Govern 1 ', whom he had 
personally offended, promising to be guilty of no irregularitys for the future, and 
not to punish his men without first acquainting the Dep ty . Govern 1 '., we have at the 
request of M 1 '. Eaworth and in consideration that the said Howson is a very expert 
Officer, and has seen a great deal of service in Europe, consented to release him from 
his confinement and send him once more to Port S'. David upon his good behaviour, 
and accordingly the said Howson was calld in, and made acquainted with the resolution 
of the Board, and the terms on which he is again employ'd. 

The murthers and irregularitys that have been committed at Port S*. David, since 
M r . Eaworth came away being taken into consideration and debated we cannot but 
be of opinion that they have happend in great measure from the distance of the out 
guards which have not been so frequently visited as formerly so that our people have 
had liberty to debauch themselves with drink even to the loss of their senses, and 
upon enquiring into the characters of the Officers iu generall M 1 '. Eaworth gives the 
following Acco*. 

That Lieut'. Hugonin who is upwards of sixty years of age has sufferd so much 
by the cruel treatment he receiv'd when prisoner at Chingee, that he is much 
impaird and fears he will never recover it so as to be able to do the drudgery of hia 
Employ. 

That the other Lieut'. Wallace having receiv'd a fall from his horse in visiting 
the out guards by which his skull was broken and oblig'd to be trepan'd 'ts much to 
be fear'd he can never recover so farr as to be able to do his duty. 



> his 



duty 

& 
yt ye 

Ensigns are 
all very 
young men, 
preferrd 
for their 
bravery. 
!Leutt. Roach 
to be sent 
down thither 
again. 
Pags. 
4298 : 12 
advanod ye 
PaymaBtr. 



That the Ensigns are young men whom we have promoted in consideration of 
fcheir distinguish'd bravery against the enemy, but are not yet to be trusted with more 
than the single command of a Guard, wherefore we find it absolutely necessary to 
send Lieut'. John Eoach down again for the present to be the Cheif Comand 1 '. of the 
Military under the Dep fy . Govern 1 '. & Council of whose good services we have had 
sufficient experience during the late troubles. 

Oedeed that Pour Thousand Two hundred Ninety Eight Pagodas twelve fanams 
be advanc'd Edward Bulkley Paymast 1 '. to defray Charges Garrison. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 

the ult°. June last be 9\ W1 

duty 

paid. 



Ordebd that the Cawne Gohee duty for one vear ending the ult°. June last be 9\ wue < f°} ae 

J " ° duty ordrd . 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq,' 1 . 

Presid 1 . & Govern", of Port S t . George 
&c\ Council. 

Hon ble . 8 r . &c\ 

I have perusd the copy of the paper deliverd in by M 1 '. Martia the 25 th . ult°. the 
cheifest matter containd therein being to desire of yo 1 '. Hon 1 ', that you'd be pleas'd 
to compell me to pay the ballance of an acco\ standing out when he & I had jointly 
the charge of the AVarehouse, insinuating that tho he was first nam'd and signd all 
acco ts . that he was only nominall. but not really concernd in that buisness. 

How fair his arguments may influence yo 1 ' Hon 1 '. &c\ to grant his request I 
can't tell, but from the justice lately receivd from you, I've a great deal of reason to 
hope for more favourable usage, and do assure you that it was very much against my 
inclination I then acted in that Employ, but when I was engag'd in it, & found 
M 1 '. Martin take so little care of the concern under him I then thought it my duty 
to take the burthen upon me, so farr as making up the monthly acco ts . & to see all 
things landed and safe put into the Godowns w cl1 when I had done I apprehended it 
M 1 ' Martins duty to collect and receive the amount of all sales, which he neglecting 
to do is the cause of the present dispute between us, and tho' he is pleas'd to say he 
often requested of Gov 1 '. Pitt to discharge him from that Employ as not having the 
keys brought to him every night, I can't remember any such thing, and suppose that 
after his frequent importunitys if he had been deny'd his request he would then have 
made his Address to the Board, which I dare say he never did tho he had no occasion 
to put himself to that trouble, for on the first hint I would have immediately gratifyd 
him and rid myself of a very profitless fatigue, instead of which without any manner 
of reluctancy he sign'd all acco ta . whatever, and seem'd very well pleas'd to have the 
satisfaction of living at ease. 

Were my circumstances as good as any mans in the world, I hope no body will 
beleive it could ever enter into my thoughts to dispose of so large a sum as Seven 
Thousand Pagodas to a person I am so little oblig'd to, and to be sure I would much 
less promise him such a sum at this juncture it is very true that he once discoursd 
me on this Subject, and talkd as extravagantly of it, as he has lately wrote to yo 1 '. 
Hon r . &c a ., when I told him (to the best of my remembrance) that I would endeavour 
to make him easy as farr as reason & justice would allow me & I think if I make 
good my moiety I gratify him more than I can answer to my self ; for th6 it is a 
very great vexation to me to be impos'd upon (as I've very lately been) by a Coni- 
eoply, yet I can support my self under the affliction, because he was a man of 
capacity & (before he was detected) might have deceivd the most carefull man living, 
but it would break my heart tamely to suffer so great a loss by M 1 '. Martin, & tho he 
is pleas'd to mention the Conicoply abovementioned as an Evidence in his own 
behalf, that he paid me upwards of Six Thousand Pag s . of the ballance due yet I 
solemnly declare I never rec d . a Pag a . of him, as I made very plainly appear, when I 
last adjusted acco' 3 . with him. 

This is all I have to say to M r Martin's paper, & shall trouble yo v . Hon 1 '. &c\ no 
further, than to assure you that whatever my thoughts are at present upon the occa- 
sion, I shall very readily submit to yo 1 . determination & am 

Port S 1 '. George Hon b1 ''. S 1 '. &c a . 

y e 2 D . Sept". 1712. Yo 1 ' most Obed'. & most hum ble Serv 1 . 

R. Raworth. 



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Rec d . by Tappys a Generall Letter from y c Presid'. & Council in Beng 1 .. 
dated y e 15 th . July, one from the Cheif & Council of Vizag'\ dated y e . 20' h , 
one from M 1 '. Tho 8 . Faucet at Gutten Due daf. y e 17 th , & one from 
M r . Noden at Metchlep'" dat a - y e . 22' 1 . ult°. 



At a Consultation 

Vresen t * 

Thursday Edward Harrison Esq 1 "'. Gov*. & Presid'. 

4 th - Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 

Edward Bulkley. "William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

Generall 3; he following Generall Letters read. 

Letters read . ° 

Ben al] ffrom the President & Council in Bengali dated y e 15 th . July advising that the 

adviffug y e Dutch effects are seiz'd by the Prince Furrackseer in Patna, that the Duan has fought 
country to he & battle witll part f Purrackseers army, defeated them and kill'd the Generall, that 
disorder fa e country is in more disorder than ever and they can't positively say they shall be 

than ever. a ^ e to j oa( j one ship this season. 

rS* a M U, thBt ffrom the Clieif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 20*. ult°. advising that 

they hope to they hope to send away the bales in ten days at farthest. 

send away 
their hales in 
ten days at 
farthest. 

S£ M t? -. &om Mr Tnomas faucet at Gutten Dew dated the 17 tL . advising that the Nabob 

Nabob is ' >l Habib Cawne is come into those parts with his army, which he apprehends will retard 



tCse Dg P a l rt our Investment. 



Metchiepm^ ffrom M 1 ' Philip Noden at Metchlep 1 ". acquainting us with the condition of the 

ye 'ondit,n. Maddapollam Factorys. 

ofyeMadda- r 

pollrn 

Factorys. 

tobfsfnf ' Agreed that Twenty Thousand Pagodas be sent with M 1 ' Raworth to Fort S c . 

wth. e Mr n David by land, towards payment of the joynt stock Merchants, and also Twelve 

ItBt^yid Thousand Pagodas to Vizagapatam upon ship Triblicane with stores & other 

& 12600 to necessarvs for the use of that Factory. 

Vizagapm. by " 

ship Tribli- 
cane. 

Secretary j^e Secretary acquaints the Board that pursuant to an order of last Consulta- 

Mr.Vrater tion he has waited on M 1 ' Fraser, and deliverd him a copy of the paragraph of the 
poises his q^^m Le tter relating to his Salary to w cb . he promises an answer in writing. 

writing. 

o A onotrnB the A Debate arising concerning the acco'. of the present intended for the Mogull in 

baiiance of charge of Mess rs . Raworth, Frederick & Davenport the ballance of which appears to 

Ra'worth, be paid in Consultation of the 9 th of Jan 1 *'. 170 fr altho Robert Raworth, Thomas 

Frederick & Frederick and Henry Davenport, their Acco'. Curr f . stands D 1 . Two Thousand Three 

uSHrat hundred Ninety Six Pagodos, four fauams & two cash, which Ballance^ IP. Raworth 

to ye Mognii. a i| e ^o>es to arise from severall particulars which the acco' of present is Dot debted 

for by omission of the Accomptant and provide by the aforesaid Consultation that he 

did deliver in an acco'. to the full amount of what monys were receiv'd, which acco'. 

Particulars is said to have been sent home by the Frederick, and by mistake no copj'- 

kept in the Accomptants Office, Mess'\ Frederick & Davenport desire M'. Raworth 

to declare before the Board whether he did not receive and pay all the niony by 

himself, to which he readilv answers that all went thro his hands only, and that if 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



there should appear to be anything due to the Hoa bl ° . Comp\ on acco'. of the ballanee ^ f g 8 a „^ orth 
aforesaid, it is he that must make it good, and that the other Gentlemen aforemen- himself 
tiond are no way concern'd. 



answerable 
lor wt due 
on that scoot. 



William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Viz b . Cnstomr 



aoot. for 
Angst, read. 



Choultry Custom .. 
Eubye brokers 
Eegistering slaves 



and pays into Cash Pour hundred Pagodas on ace 1 . Land Customs. 



Pag 8 


.410 : 


:33: 


:38 




42: 


: 4: 


: 49 




1 ; 


:12: 


• — 


Pag 3 . 


451: 


14 : 


: 7 



400 Vags. 
paid in 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Fags. 1000 

t r ' ° pd. in by 

aCCO*. the Sea 

Custom 1 ', 

Richard Horden delivers in a memorial! in answer to M 1 '. Thomas Cookes peti- Mr. Horden 
tion which is Enterd after this Consultation, and produces Factors Indentures seat p^naaiwr. 
him out of England Anno 1708, whereby the Hon ble Comp^ 1 allow him to take his toTnos. 
standing from the time of his being entertaind in the service here by the Groveru 1 '. petit*? 
& Council which was the 28 th of March 1702, and therefore in obedience to their • & . 
orders we find our selves oblig'd to declare him senior to the said Thomas Cooke, and sem-.tothe 
it is Orderd that he do take place accordingly. ^^ am *' 

Generall Letter to Eort S' David approv'd and sign'd as also another to the Lres to Fort 
Cheif & Council of Vizagapat 1 ". by Ship Triblicane. y%J£T d & 

auprovd & 
signd. 

Thomas Cooke requests leave to go to Port 8'. David for eight days to settle Xhos. Cooke 
some particular affairs there, which is agreed to. go^FtSj 

David for 
e ight days. 

The Companys joyut stock Merchants calld in and press'd to come to an agree- jnynt stock 
ment since the season wears away apace. SSudfnj 

who declare 

They declare that they cannot invest cheaper than the last Contract if we keep ytthey 
them so strictly up to muster as we have done this year ; That they are losers by cheaper™ 69 
what they have done ; That grain is now dearer than ever ; That they will lay a very ] ? st 
particular acco*. before us what every particular peice of cloth costs them, and 
submit to us to invest as much as we please allowing them common interest for 
their mony, this debate adjournd to next Consultation, since they are bringing in 
goods daily on the former Contract, so that no time is lost. 

M r . William Martin delivers in a second paper in answer to M 1 '. Raworths reply Mr Martin 
in last Consultation the consideration of which is deferr'd till Mess rs . Frederick, ^paper&i 
Davenport, & Benyon deliver in their report according to order of last Consultation, arm*, to Mr 



Whereas it appears to us by the late examinations concerning the Warehouse that »* appear to 

there has been such a trust repos'd in the Conicoplys as was never intended either hLVeenan 

by the Hon ble • Comp as . orders or by this Board, nor is indeed to be permitted or n S w j? d ? t ' 

allowd of in any settlement whatsoever, because they may have it in their power to reprad in ye 

imbezzle more of the Companys Estate than either the Conicoply, or the Ware- q^o ) 1 ^ 1 
housekeeper for him, or both of them together may be able to make good. 
1712^46 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



[&] their 
having been 
putt in ye 
(iovr. & 
Council being 
made use of 
for an excuse, 
we think fit to 
make the 
following 
provision for 
je future. 
yi ye Ware- 
bousekeepi' 
shall beat 
liberty to 
choose his 
own 

Conicoply if 
he will be 
answerable 
for him. 
Mi'. Daven- 
port agrees to 
tie answerable 
for his 
Conicoply 
Devaroy who 
is therefore 
confirm d to 
that employ, 
but if the 
Warehouse- 
keepr. would 
rather have a 
Coniooply of 
the Boards 
putting in vt 
Boffleient 



And whereas it has been offerd by way of excuse from the Ware housekeepers 
during this debate that Tonapa was put in by the Govern 1 ' & Council before their 
time, tho we do not allow of any validity in the said excuse, because they did not 
except against him, yet we have thought it advisable to make the following provision 
against such like inconveniencys for the future. 



Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 ' upon his entry into that Employ shall 
be at liberty to choose his own Conicoply, provided he is not a person against whom 
the Board have sufficient reasons to except and provided that the Warehousekeep 1 " 
himself is content to answer for the said Conicoply, which he shall be obligd to 
agree to in Consultation. 

And whereas Henry Davenport present Warehousekeep 1 has the liberty to make 
use of his own Conicoply, tho not sufficiently known to this Board, upon his agree- 
ing now in Consultation to be answerable for the said Conicoply nam'd Devaroy, as 
long as he the said Henry Davenport continues Warehousekeep 1 ' and no longer, the 
Board consents that he be confirmd Conicoply of the Warehouse. 

Orderd that in case any Warehousekeep 1 . for the future shall rather choose to 
have a Conicoply put in by this Board, than to be answerable for one of his own 
choosing, the Conicoply so put in shall be obligd to give such security as the Board 
shall think reasonable. 



the late mis- 
managemt 
having rather 
happend by 
remissness in 
not calling ye 
Coniooplys 
to accot. 
it is thought 
neoessary to 
establish the 
following 
rules. 

no Conicoply 
to buy at 
Outcry or 
take goods 
out of the 
Whse without 
ready mony. 
yt ye produce 
of allOutorys 
be paid as the 
goods are 
taken away 
but if sold for 
time yt ye 
buyer give a 
note of his 
hand payWe 
at the time 
appointed, 
yt ye Coni- 
coply be not 
permitted to 
go into the 
silver 
Godown 
without the 
Warehouse- 
keepi' or his 
Assistt be 
prest. 



And whereas the mismanagements now before us have rather happend from a 
remissness in not calling the Conicoply frequently to acco 1 . than from any necessity 
there is to put so much confidence in him, We think it highly necessary (th6 the 
Warehouse is now in good hands) to establish the following rules, in order to make it 
less necessary to insist on high security for the Conicoply which will be difficult to 
be proeur'd. 



That no Warehouse Conicoply be permitted to buy at any Outcry of the Comp as . 
goods, nor to have any goods out of the Warehouse for his own acco*. without paying 
ready mony. 

That the produce of all Outcrys made upon the Comp as acco'. be paid in as the 
goods are taken away, or if the goods are sold for time when the buyer clears them 
he shall give a note of his hand payable on the day appointed, which note shall not 
be given up till the person brings or sends the mony. 



That the Conicoply be never permitted to go into the silver Godown without 
either the Warehousekeep 1 ' or the person next employ'd under him, and that no 
Treasure be ever deliverd out but by the Warehousekeep 1 '. himself, or in case of 
sickness by some persons of Council that shall be appointed for that purpose. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



LiBt of all 
debts 
standing out. 



That the Aocomptant do always compare the Mintmast 1 ' 8 . monthly acco'. of w^houfs 1 ^ 
silver eoind and deliverd into the Warehouse, with the Warehousekeep™. acco'. of aocots. be 
what rec d . and see that they agree before he bring them into the Generall books. oom^id 

together 
before they 
be brought 
into the 
Genii booksi 

That if there is any difficulty in getting in debts due to the AVarehouse the P if there 
Warehousekeep 1 ' shall apply to this Board without loss of time that all effectuall difficulty 
means may be us'd, to recover it before it be too late. !?& etin 

•> debts ye 

Board be 
made 
aoquaintd. 
with it. 

That yearly before the Books are ballanc'd the Warehousekeep 1 '. do deliver in P y e WhBe 
an acco'. of all debts standing out at that time, that he may have the assistance of deiiveTm a 
this Board to get in as much as possible before the close of the Books. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 



I except against the allowing of no vallidity in the 
Excuse of Tonnapa's being made Warehouse 
Conycoply by Gov r . & Councill. W. Maetin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Been d . Benyon. 

William Waeee. 

To the Hon ble . Edwaed Haeeison Esq/. 
Presid t . & Gov", of Port S r . George & 

Coast of Choeomandell & Sumatra &c a Council 

Hon ble - S 1 '. &c a 

In obedience to your order of Consultation dated the 22 d ult°. 1712, in answer to 
a paper deliverd in by M r . Thomas Cooke relating to his seniority in the K\ Hon blc - 
Comp as Service, I humbly offer my Indentures from the K\ Hon ble East India Cornp". 
bearing date the 23 d August 1701 which expressly say my time shall commence from 
my arrivall at Tort S'. George which was on the 28 th March 1702, & whether the 
Comand 1 '. was orderd to touch at this Tort or not I can't tell, but pursuant to my 
said Indentures I was entertaind in their Service by the then President & Council of 
this place & forthwith orderd away for Vizagapat" 1 , & havereceiv'd my Salary accord- 
ingly from that time & as a further confirmation I beg leave to lay before you that in 
my Indenture as Pactor from the Court of Managers bearing date Jan ly . 7 th 1708 they 
are pleas'd to appoint, I shall commence as their servant from the time of my enter- 
tainment here, by all which I humbly conceive there can be no dispute of my being 
senior to M r . Thomas Cooke and also to M r . Joseph Smart, which I submit to yo r . 
Hon r . &c a and am 

Hon b1 "- S ls &c a 
Your most Obed'. Hurn ble ' Serv 1 . 

Rich". Horden. 
Poet S t . George Septemb* y b 4 th 1712. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Sloop Yinketesheron, Narrasingu Noquedah saild for Arracan. 

This evening the Worp 11 Robert Eaworth Esq 1 '. Dep ty . Govern 1, of Fort S'. David 
sett out for that place by whom sent a Generall Letter directed to himself & Council 
of this days date. 

Sbip Hartford Cap' George Heron Comm r saild for Pegue. 
Ship Triblicane Cap' Dalglaish Comm 1 ' saild for Yizagp™. by whom sent a Generall 
Letter to the Cheif & Council there of this days date. 

The Maddapollam Yatch saild for Vizagap m . 

Receivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the provis 11 Dep ty . Gov r . & Council at 
Fort S'. David dated y e 2 d inst'. 

The Elizabeth Gallv William Wathen Masf. saild for Fort S'. David. 



Monday 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq/. Gov\ & Presid t . 
Thou as Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 



Mr. Frasers 
paper afoot, 
hia salary- 
read & ye 
Aeeomptt 
orderd to 
make a scru- 
tiny into 
what ailed gd 
therein. 
Lre from Ft 
St, David 
adviss. that 
they are hard 
at -work. 
George 
Brands peti- 
tion read. 

Arne Moodu 
& Yelliah 
Muddalare 
producing 
their Cajan 
accots. yt 
they paid 
Tonapa for 
the Rupees 
they had bot. 
of the Ware- 
house. 
Agreed that 
they be 
releasJ. 

the Aeeomptt 

desiring 

directn. 

whose acot. 

j e sevll. 

wants of 

broadoloth 

&ea in ye 

Warehouse 

shall be 

charged to. 

Tonapa 

orderd to be 

debted for 

them. 



William Eraser Esq 1 ', late provis 11 President delivers in a paper in answer to the 
message sent him by the Sec 17 , on the 2 d inst'. w oh is . referrd to a further considera- 
tion, and the Accomptant requird to lay before the Board, how the said William 
Erasers ace' Salary was made up and whether any body receivd salary as second 
during his suspension. 

Generall Letter from Eort S'. David dated the 2 d inst'. read advising that they 
are hard at work in order to send us a hundred bales by the Mary Packet. 

Petition of George Brand read as Enterd after this Consultation the considera- 
tion of which is deferrd till the Dartmouth is dispatch'd. 

Arne Moodu & Yelliah Muddelaree Malabar Merchants inhabitants of this place 
mentiond in Consultation dated the 2 d inst'. to have receiv'd severall sums in Rupees 
of Tonapa Warehouse Conicoply, produce their cajan acco ts . when they receivd the 
said rupees & in what manner they paid Tonnapa for them, the said Acco ts . being 
examind and translated by our Braniinv, who declares they appear to be regular and 
of a long standing, and it appearing by them thai the two forementiond persons paid 
Tonapa in full for the said Rup s as bought of him, and not knowing he had rob'd the 
Company of them. 

Agreed tbat they be releas'd from their confinement. 

Thomas Frederick Accompt'. requiring directions whose acco'. he should charge 
the severall wants of broadcloth &c a that we mention'd in Consultation the 25 th ult°. 



Orderd that Tonapa the Warehouse Conicoply be debted for them upon thebal- 
lance of these books, because we cannot learn in what YVarehousekeepers time the 
roguery was committed. 



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-FORT. ST, QEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



William Martin being again call'd upon for the ballance of his Warehouse acco"- M ?- Mar j«* 
desires further time till next Consultation to give in his Answer. npolf again 

for his ball* 

desires 
further time 

till next 
Consnltn. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pae\ on that acco*. Fags.-iooo p« 

r ^ ° m by ye Sea 

Customer. 

Orderd that Port S' David be wrote to, to hasten up the copys of their Generall Fort st David 

"Rrmlra to be wrote *° 

■BOOKS . for copy s of 

their Genii 
Books. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred and Sixteen Pag" Fags. 316. 
twenty four fanams on that acco'. y* Arfaik 1 * 7 

Farm rs . 

Mess rs . Frederick, Davenport & Benyon deliver in their report of the Warehouse Mess™. 
acc ts . during the time of Mess sr . Martin & Raworth being joynt Warehousekeep". Dav^'ort fc 
pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 2 d . inst'. Ben yo n 

deliver in 
their report 
of ye Wh»» 

E. Harrison. ao ° t ". 

Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d - Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benton. 
William Warre. 
To the HoN BtE . Edw d - Harrison Esq\ 

Presid t . & Gov B . of Fort S t . George &c a Council, 

Hon ble S r &c a 

According to your Order of Councill of y e 2 d instant to us to inspect an abstract- 
ed Acco'. relating to Mess™ Martin & Raworth Warehousekeep r as also M r Ra worth's 
acco'. singly with Tonapa the Warehouse Conicoply, we deliver you the following 
report. 

First to Mess rs . Martin Raworth's Acco ts . when they acted joyntly we have care- 
fully conipar'd and examind the Abstract deliverd us with the Generall Books and do 
find that it agrees there with the Ballance of which is Pag s . 7372 : 17, and arises 
from Tonapa's receiving the severall sums of mony, as the month's Acco' 3 . more parti- 
cularly appears, for Goods sold out of the Warehouse & at the Outcry of the Kent's 
Cargoe and which mony the said Tonapa received from y e sev 11 . persons who bou'. the 
same at Outcry, & we do not find he ever paid it to the Warehsekeep r3 & M r . Benyon 
declares when he was at F' S'. David upon examination of the aforesaid Acco'. with 
M r Raworth Tonapa did own that he receivd the said mony and that he had paid 
M r Raworth no more than is express'd in the monthly Acco' 3 . and the aforesaid 
Ballance of Pag 3 . 7372 : 17 : was never paid by him. 

Secondly as to M r . Raworth's Acco' 3 . when he acted in the Warehouse singly, 
the abstracted Acco'. which now lyes before yo r Hon r &c a was taken by M r Benyon 
when at Fort S'. David from Tonapa's own Cajan which upon comparing w' h the 
Generall Books find that he had omitted to charge himself with the following 
articles. 

'in y« month of July 1709 forWrought silks sold at Outcry. Pag". 119 : 29. 2 _,., 

In the month of Feb rT short charged himself 810 **" 

In y e month of Octob r . he credits himself for copper cash 1710. 

forw ch he is not debted so ought not to have credit ... 700 

1629 : 29 : 2 
To w ch add y e Ball e taken from his own Cajans being. 10262 : 34 : 3 

Makes him indebted upon the whole Pag 3 . 11892: 27: 5 

1712—47 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Which agrees with the Generall Books and the abstracted account we now lay 
before your Hon r &ca which Acco t3 . being so plain we shall not enlarge thereupon 
but leave it to yo r . Hon r . &ca's perusall And are 

Hon We S r &ca. 
Your most humble Serv' 9 . 



Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
Bern d . Benyon. 



Port S t . George, 
Seftem". the[...]1712. 



At a Consultation 



Thursday 
11". 



Journall 
parcells for 
July read. 
Messrs. 
Beauvoir, 

Scatttrgood 
& Legg 
deliver in 
their report 
of ye uriatti'. 
leferrd to ym. 
by Consultn. 
datd. 28th 
July. 

Te decision 
deferrd till 
ye Dartmth.s 
is dispatchd 

Genii. Letters 



I 'resent 

Edward Haeeison Esq*. Gov e . & Peesid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

' William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

The Aecomptant reads his Journall pareells for July. 

Mess rs . Osmond Beauvoir, William How, John Scattergood, & John Legg deliver 
in their report of the affair in dispute between the Proprietors of the Pegue joynt 
stock and M 1 '. Edmund Bugden, which was recomended to their Examination in 
Consultation dated the 28 th July. 



Agreed that a final decision of this affair be deferrd till the Dartmouth is 
dispatch'd. 



The following Generall Letters read 



Mr. Faucet 
Advising yt. 
ye. Nabob & 
Rajah are 
oome to an 
agreement. 

[Ft] Bombay, 
aoqts. us wth, 
tho death of 

Mogull & yt. 
ye Dutch have 
proourd a 
Phirmaund. 
Fort St. 
David 

advising ye. 
desem. of 
Ensn. Kirk- 
bred, a Sergt 
2 CorpHs. & 
2 Centll s . 



ffrom M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Gutten due dated the 24 th ult° advising that Habib 
Cawne is come to an agreement with Riaperauze Rajah of those parts, which will 
be a great furtherance to the business he has in h [and]. 

ffrom the Generall & Council in Bombay dated 18 th ult°, advising them the new 
King Jehawn Dor Shaw is dead, and that the Dutch Embassad 1 '. has procurd a 
Phirmaund. 



ffrom the Dep ,y . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S* David dated the 8 th inst'. advising 
M 1 '. Raworths arrivall with the Treasure; That they have sent ninety three bales on 
the Mary Packet, & That Ensign Kirkbred lately " preferrd to that Post with John 
Lewis Serg'. Elisha Waters, & Thomas Eves Corporalls with two Topass Centinels, 
all deserted from their guard at Trepopilore the 5 th inst'. in the evening, carrying 
their arms with them, and have since been heard of at a Town near Arcot, they add 
that they have taken all possible precaution for getting them again. 



Diary aud Consultation Book, 17 12 187 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



William Martin delivers in his reasons in writing as Enterd after this Consulta- ^ i ^a^ u 
tion, why he thinks he ought not to be answerable for the ballanee of his Warehouse Mb reasons 
acco' 8 ., and the said reasons being debated, we find he lays the stress upon Tonapa's ^ h t e 
being put in by the Govern 1 '. & Council, That he was in great trust with Gov r . Pitt consent to 
and severall others, & recommended for great ability and integrity & That he can't o'LVh* 8 ' 
accuse him of any thing when he was Warehousekeep 1 ' before, wherefore he did not aoot - 
suspect him till a little before Govern 1 ' Harrison arrivd, and that he thinks Tonapas the matter- 
security ought to make good the debt if he is not able to do it himself, to all which it deb ated. 
was argued. 

That when Tonapa was put into the Warehouse by Gov 1 '. Pitt & Council 
M r . Thomas Wright then Warehousekeep 1 '. did make severall objections against him. 

That his abilitys are allow 'd of, but as for his integrity those that have trusted 
to it and have been deceiv'd ought to be accountable. 

That Govern 1 ' Pitt never trustei 
without calling them to a strict acco*. 

That M 1 '. Martin owning to have suspected Tonapa a little before the Govern", 
arrivall. was a very good reason why he should have complaind to the Board, as 
soon as the Govern 1 was arriv'd, and not have deferrd it till the Jan ly . following. 

That M 1 ' William Martin when he took charge of the Warehouse was so farr 
from excepting against Tonapa, that he confesses to have put an intire confidence in 
him, and consequently he himself, was his security and whereas in the close of his 
paper he thinks Tonapa's security ought to make good the debt, he should make 
appear to the Board that substantial security was given for Tonapa, or else by his own 
words he condemns himself to pay the money. 

Upon the close of this debate the following Questions were put. 1st Qu. 

Whether this case of M r . Martins is not exactly the same with M 1 '. Eaworths, ca B 6 agrLXto 
who has already been condemn'd to pay the mony and consented thereto. be exactly ye 

' i. •/ •> same wth. 

Mr. 
Raworths. 

Agreed in the affirmative JVemine conlradicente. 

Whether M r . William Martin having intirely confided in the Conicoply, & trusted 2d ^ u - 
him with so considerable a sum of mony so long as from before the Govern 13 arrivall 
in July, to the beginning of Jan 17 following, without complaining to the Board, tho Agreed y t. 
he confesses under his hand that he suspected his honesty before the Govern 1 ' 8 arrivall, ^ r " h ^^ 11 
ought not to be answerable for the said sum with interest. answerable 5 

Agreed in the affirmative JVemine contradicente. with interest. 

Then M r . Martin desiring an appeal to the Hon ,,le . the Court of Direct 1 ' 8 . ¥ x : MartiR 

o -t r desires an 

appeal to y« 
Court of 
Direotors. 

Agreed that upon his giving sufficient security to pay the sum of Three Thousand provided he 
Three hundred thirty one Pag 8 , twenty eight fan 8 . & four cash with the usuall f i p a ss y c e uiity 
interest from the time the said mony has been due in case the Court of Directors mony if to 
should order the payment thereof, the case may be referr'd home to them in the ^e^f^no 7 
Generall Letter for their decision. aiiowdhim. 

The President acquaints the Board that he has us'd his utmost endeav 1 ' 8 to prevail Jcq^y?. 1 * 1 '' 
with our Merch 18 . to make an abatement upon the intended Investment, but they still B ™ Td J*: he 
declare that they cannot do it without being losers which they are sure neither the ye . m*™"" 8 
Hon ble . Comp a nor we can require at their hands. abatement 

Orderd that the Secretary do summon the Merchants to attend the Board on ° h r gy r b d e that 
Saturday next to come to a finall determination. summond 

attend on 
Saturday 
next. 



188 



Records of Fort St. George 



The aocott. 
delivering 
in an a coot. 
of Pags. 217 
due for y°. 
hire of sloop 
Mary. 

Ordd. yt y* 

same be paid. 

Pags. 

2873 : 12 

advanod y* 

Paymr. 

Pags. 

136 : U pd. 

in by y' 

Parmer of y» 

meaBuring 

Duty. 

Pags. 

583 : 12 pd. 
in by the 
Tobaooo 
Farmers. 
The freight 
& Demorage 
of ship 
Dartmouth 
paid in. 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Thomas Frederick Accornptant delivers in an acco 1 . of what due for the hire of 
sloop Mary from the 20 th of Septemb 1 '. 1711, to the 27 th of May 1712, which is the- 
time she returnd from her Expedition to Batavia, being eight months seven days, at 
Thirty Pag B . & month amounts to Two hundred & Forty seven Pag 8 . 

Oederd that the same be paid. 

Ordebd that Two Thousand Eight hundred seventy Three Pag 3 , twelve fanams 
be advancd Edward Bulkley Paymast r . to defray Charges Garrison. 

Pouncala Kistnama Parmer of the Measuring Duty pays into Cash One hundred 
Thirty six Pag s . twenty four fanams on that acco*. to the 12 th ult°. 



Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred Eighty three 
Pag s . twelve fanams on that acco 1 . 

The freighters of the Dartmouth pay into Cash Nine Thousand Eight hundred 
& Fifty Three Pag s . four fanams for freight and demorage of said ship as follows. 



Freight as ffl Contract 

Demorage for two days at £ 1< 
£ 33 : 16 * at 9 6 & Pagoda is 



18 s <^ Diem is 



Pag^ 9778 : — 



75 



Pag*. 



ML4 



Bedford The Comm 1 '. of y 6 Dartmouth requests seventy four Tuns of Salt petre more 

74 q Tun8of tnan h^ 8 Charterparty proportion, Ord d . y\ y e Warehousekeeper do deliver him the 
petre. same. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Fbedeeick. 
Hen : Davenpobt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been". Benyon. 
William Waeee. 



ir a . 



Ship Geah Latchme Issa Cooly Noquedah saild for Pegue- 



A.T a Consultation 



Saturday 
13™. 



the Merohts. 
appear & 
a great many 
arguments 
ce'd to 
prevail wtli. 
ym. to come 
to an 

abatemt. but 
in vain. 



Present 

Edwaed Haeeison Esq,". Goveen\ & Peesid t . 
Thomas Feedeeick. Heney Davenpobt. 
William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bebnaed Benyon. 
William Waebe. 

This day being appointed purposely to try if we could bring our Merchts. to an 
agreement, they were accordingly call'd in and very earnestly press'd to conclude the 
Contract, they'offerd to lay before us the prizes they had given for all the cloth this 
year, protesting they had been losers by the ord ry . Long cloth & Sallampores, which 
is by much the greatest part of the Investment, after many arguments us'd on both 
sides, without bringing them to any abatement. 



Uiary and Consultation Book, 1712 189 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Agreed that we will wait to know upon what terms the Fort.S 1 . David Contract ^ lo m 
now upon the anvil is concluded at, before we conseut to the Merchants proposals here know upon 
and this is no loss of time, because goods are daily coming in upon the former ^ b 6 yV e Xaot 

Contract. at Fort St. 

David. 

Agreed that we must write to the Gentlemen in the Bay to send us up two ships Agreed to 
in December, if they have not better employment for them, because we cannot have Eengu!°t 
any certain dependanee either upon the Howland or Stretham's arrivall in time to be eendneup 

j-i.uu.eT7i two ships in 

dispatch'd tor Europe. Decembr. 

Agreed that Mathew Kent be entertain'd in the Gunroom crew. a Gunner 

entertained. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatched a Generall Letter to the Dep*f. Govern r . & Council of Tort S' David 14™. 
of this days date. 



At a Consultation 

Present Monday 

15™. 
Edward Harrison Esq*- Govern". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeep 1 '. reads that acco f . for last month and pays into Cash Btorekeep™. 
Two Thousand Pagodas on aceo'. stores sold. Augu't. read * 

2000 Pags. 
paid in. 



Generall letter to the President & Council in Bengali, and dispatches to the 
Command 1 ", of ships Kent and Recovery read and appro v'd. SspaWhes to 



Letter 
Bengll. & 



y» [Commdrj] 
ol ships 
Kent& 
Reoovery 
[rea]d & 
approvd. 



M v . William Martin delivers in a remonstrance as Enterd after this Consultation, Martin 
containing his reasons why he ought not to be accountable for the ballance due to remonstranoe 
the Warehouse under his charge the consideration of which is deferr'd till next theoonsidera- 
Consultation. which 

deferrd. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Fags. 1000 

At pd. in by y» 

ACCO*. g ea rjustr. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
1712-48 



190 Records of Fori Si. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712-^ . 

To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq". 

Presid 1 . & Govern 2 , of Tort S 1 . George 

&c\ Council. 

Hon b,b . S\ &o A . 

Your Hon 1 ', having demanded security of me to abide by what the Company shall 
award in relation to Tonapas debt, I take the liberty to lay before yo r . Hon 1 '. &c a . the 
many reasons I have to urge against so severe a judgment, and what inclines me to 
beleive myself not so liable to make good the said debt. 

By the Consultation of Decemb r . the 17 th 1702 which referrs to an order from 
the Company importing that Conicoplys who are intrusted with their Estates shall 
give security for their integrity, it appears the Comp a . do understand themselves to be 
subject to what losses may happen by the frauds and breaches of trust of the Coni- 
coplys of the Warehouse [s] the election of one by Govern r . Pitt & Council being y n 
the occasion of said Consultation, this the Board not long since aequisc'd in, by being 
of opinion that M r . Empsons ballance should be chargd to Tonapa's acco*. th6 
M r . Empson had not by much so sufficient proof as my self in my case, that said 
Tonapa had actually receiv'd that ballance and not himself. 

Cojah Johannes's bond to M r . Frederick for customs seems likewise [to] me to 
have a similitude to my note from Tonapa he lying under not [a] great necessity to 
intrust him for the Customs as I did to Tonapa to receive the amo'. of Outcrys and 
selling of fanams, it not being possible for the Warehousekeep 1 '. to receive all the 
said sums himself therefore hard would be his fate if he be oblig'd to trust the 
Conicoply in receiving the amo*. of Outcrys &c a . on the Camp as . acco 4 . when the risque 
& hazard of the Conicoplys nonpayment must be on the Warehousekeep 18 . own 
[acco'J as to M r . Raworths paying in his ballance 1 cannot conceive it to f be] 
any argument for me to follow his Example, because it's evident he wants that 
demonstrative proof, that Tonapa is indebted to the Warehouse in relation to the 
Eupees as I (by a note under his hand) [man] ifestly have, because there cannot be 
the same occasion to trust a Conicoply to take out of the Warehouse a great quantity 
of Rupees, as there unavoidably is in receiving the amount of goods sold at Outcry 
and selling of fanams, tho the former at that time he actually [did] without my order 
after all if it be a judgment (which will be very severe) that his case is paralell to 
mine (for mine I am assur'd can never [be] parallel to his) I cannot think it 
reasonable that his voluntary paying the Company what they could not in justice 
demand, can be any ways au obligation on me to do the same M 1 '. Raworth's easie 
consent to the payment of the said Rupees, seeming to be the naturall effect of a 
doubtfullness within himself, whether he might not have had the benefit of them. 

At the Consultation of the 11 th it pass'd that having trusted the Conicoply for 
so considerable a sum from before the Govern 1 ' 8 arrivall, in July to Jan ry . following 
without complaining to the Board, when I confess'd I suspected his honesty before 
July, I ought to be answerable for said sum with interest, in answer to which I do 
declare, that T did not know the fellow was so much indebted, till I could get him to 
make a flnall ballance and furthermore I think it extreamly hard, that the principall 
and indeed only reason (in the above recited Consultation) for the payment of the 
mony is only grounded on my neglect in not complaining to the Board sooner, which 
I could not do till 1 knew where it lay, besides 'tis impossible I should be liable to 
the payment of another mans debt, for no other reason but because I could not for 
some time give this Board information of it, occasion'd by the multiplicity of other 
affairs of the Companys. 

What I have above urgd is with submission to the Board, if yo r former opinion 
still prevails I desire an appeal to the Hon ble . Court of Directors, without being 
oblig'd to give any other security for the payment of the mony on their future 
decision, than M 1 '. Raworth gave on his return to Port S*. David, which I think is no 
other than his promises, your judgment then proceeding no doubt from what is 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 191 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



highly rational], that former security s in England are sufficient to answer for all 
mismanagements &c a . under which denomination I hope yet your Hon 1 '. &c\ will 
not think my ease to fall. I am 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 
Yo 1 most Obed 4 . hum bIe Serv 4 . 



W. Maetin. 



Port S t . Geoege 
Sepiemb e y* 15 th 1712. 



Eeceiv'd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Counc 11 of 16 T 
Fort S 4 . David dated y e 13 th inst 4 . 

Ship Bomrepau Abdull Cawdeer Noquedah saild for Pegue. 

Sloop Rama arriv'd from Fort S*. David by whom ree cl . a Gen 11 . Letter from the 17? 
Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council there dated the 15 Ul inst 4 . inclosing Invoice & bill of 
Loading for 24 bales sent on her. 

Ships Kent Cap 1 . Laurence Minter & Recovery Cap'. Joseph Beale Comrn 1 ' 3 saild 
for Bengali by whom sent a Generall Letter to the President & Council there dated 
yesterday. 

Ship Chindadre saild for Junck Ceylon. 

Ship John & Elizabeth Cap'. Will" 1 Hamilton Cotnm r . belonging to the seperate 
stock arrivd from Persia. 

Receivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Counc 11 of Fort ^ T 
S\ David dated the 16 th inst 4 . 

Received a Letter from M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Maddapollam dated the 10 th 
inst*. 

Ship Elahee belonging to Abdull Cawdar, saild for Pegue. 

Ship Jane, Jordan Wood pilot, arriv'd from Yinagapatam. 19 1 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edwaed Haeeison Esq". Goveen r & Peesid 1 . Feiday 

Thomas Feedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 19 th 

William Maetin, Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Beenaed Benyon. 

William Waeee. 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco 4 . for last month Viz' 

Custom on goods imported and exported fag 3 . 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

Pag s . 

Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern r & Council of Fort S 4 . David dated the LreB from 
13 th 15 th & 16 th inst 4 . read, the latter giving an acco 4 . that they have brought the S£ &" id 
Merchants to agree for a Thousand bales at the prizes of the last Contract, to be hav . e bought 
deliverd in by the 10 th of Jan ry . with severall other articles containd in the said to Z^t* 
Letter. fonoooba. 



lonth 


Viz 4 . 




Sea Custom* 








aoot. 


for 


3717: 


22: 


8 


Angt 


t. read. 


9: 


18: 


20 






77: 


— : 


— ' 






3804: 


4: 


28 





192 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



thwr T°d!fa Agreed to approve the said Contract in all points except the sortrnent wherein 

aUpoiuts tat there is a much larger proportion of fine goods than what specify'd in the List for 
wciTthMe m Investments that came out by this years shipping, which we can by no means allow 

18 too great a of. 
quantity of 
fine goods. 

a Ft. st. They advise further to have drawn a bill of Exchange for Five Thousand 

Exch. fo'r ° Pagodas payable to Omar Nina Mar Cawne &c a . which bill being offerd is accepted 
6ooo Pags. an J orderd to be paid. 

accepted & '■ 

ordd. to be 

paid. 

a Lre from The Presid'. produces Translate of a Letter from Nabob Habid Cawne which 

Cawne toye came by his own peons, and the purport of it is that M r . Hastings having assisted 

Preside his enemys with ammunition and disobligd him in severall other particulars, he gives 

tuinM?. as ° him abundance of ill names, desiring that we wou'd displace him, and send such a 

Bastings oat. p erS0D a s will be obedient to his command. 

a civ i'. Agreed that a civil answer be wrote to the Nabob, with our reasons why we 

negative arsr. -■ • . > J 

tobereturn'd cannot agree to his request. 

to him. 

LrefnmM.. ^ Letter from M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Maddapollam dated the 10 th inst'. read, 

adTisB. giving an acco'. of his arrivall there, and the reasons why he rem[oved] from 

bisbeing Ingeram. 

withdrawn to <-> 
MaddapoilamT 

Pags. 5000 Henry Davenport Warehousekeep 1 pays into Cash Five Thousand Pag 9 , on that 

pd in by the * 

Warehouse- aCCO\ 
keeper. 

the c & Ship Jane arriving in the road this morning from Vizagapat m . the Captain 

Vi^gm'. ° f acquaints us that he had orders to call in at Maddapollam & take in what bales were 
having iaden ready, but the freshes sett out so strongly together with a Current to the S° West 
p!ckin g a ^turi that he was put by not being able to the shoar aboard, and M r . Hastings having put 
? n Mi Jane aboard Two Thousand Pagodas with severall stores & Packing stuff in charge of 
Faucet but y e Benjamin Russell Writer to be deliver'd to M r . Faucet. 

ship not 
fetching her 
port is come 
hither. 

y d^t' n> c t0 h e Agreed that the mony be paid into Cash, and the Packing stuff &c a deliverd the 

& thepaok" Warehousekeep 1 to be sent down again by the first opportunity. 

ing stuff 
deld. ye 
Whseki. 

Mr. Martin's JJ* William Martins last Remonstrance of the 15 th instant taken into considera- 

Kemonstrance 
debated & all 
ye assertns. 
therein contd. 
anbd. himself 
being 
present. 



tion and debated, himself being present. 



In the 2 d paragraph of the said Remonstrance he asserts that the Consultation 
of Deeemb' y e 17 th : 1702 referring to an order from the Hon[ble] Company, import- 
ing that Conicoplys intrusted with their Estates shall give security for their 
integrity, makes appear that the Cornp" understand] themselves to be liable for all 
frauds in the Coniooply, the election of one by Govern 1 '. Pitt & Council being the 
occasion of the said Consultation &c\ 

This appears to us an ill grounded assertion for tb.6 in one sense the Company 
may be said to be liable for all breaches of trust, and frauds committed by any of 
their servants whatsoever, because the loss unavoidably falls upon them, if those em- 
ploy 'd in their service & their security are insolvent, yet the very taking of security 
itself sufficiently evidences that they intend to have a reprisall both upon the Ware- 
housekeep 1 . and the Conicoply or their securitys, according to the merits of the cause 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 .193 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



And further the foregoing assertion of M 1 '. Martin's was well grounded, yet it is 
no way applicable to the ease before us, for if we could admit the whole paragraph to 
be true in fact, as we now undeniably make appear to himself that it is not, yet the 
meaning of it could only be construed to extend to cases of fraud or robbery, and not 
to this ease where it is plainly manifest that the mony had not been lost, had the 
Conicoply been duely eall'd to acco'. and the letting it [lie] so long in his hands, 
might encourage him to send it abroad, in hopes some other adventures would drop 
in before he should be calld upon to pay the mony. 

But to overthrow all pretences that M r . Martin can have to imagine that the 
Company by ordering security to be taken do understand themselves to be subject to 
all losses &c a . we referr him to the 13 th para of their Generall Letter dated the 26 th of 
Aug sf . 169S which is as folia ws : 

" Whether M 1 ', Vicessimus Griffith and others in the like eases ought to pay for 
" mony rec d . by their under Officers is no hard question to decide, all men that are 
" charg'd with mony in all offices are here and in all places in Europe answerable for 
" what their under Officers receive, but in such cases they are permitted to choose 
'•' their own under Officers, being such as you approve, as in the case of all our ships, 
" the Owners propose the Commander, we approve, but the ship that is the Owners 
" must be answerable for the miscarriages of the Commander. 

And in another Generall Letter dated the 8 th of Jan ry . 1700 it is expressly orderd, 
speaking of this very case of Conicoplys, and their security, that all Conicoplys 
should frequently be calld to acco\ and then the less security would serve, which is a 
most undeniable truth, for a very small security indeed would serve, when the person 
at the head of the affair is able and willing to do the duty of his Employ. 

By the way it was observ'd upon this debate that notwithstanding the foremen- 
tiond Consultation of Decemb 1 '. y e 17 th 1702, mentions Tonapa to be taken into the 
Warehouse upon his offering good security, yet it no where appears that ever any 
security was given, which we suppose was omitted because as the said Consultation 
expresses it, Govern 1 ' Pitt had great experience of his ability and integrity, so that 
whilst he wa3 in the Government Tonapa was well lookd after and needed no security 
being frequently calld upon for the mony, but since his departure all these mismanage- 
ments have happend, and M 1 '. Martin was so farr from excepting against Tonapa when 
he eame to be Warehousekeep 1 '. that he confesses in a former paper he put an entire 
confidence in him, w dl was the reason he did not recommend another for the Board to 
approve according to the Letter of the Companys orders beforementiond. 

As for the last part of M r . Martins assertion in the 2 d paragraph that this Board 
not long since were of the same opinion, in agreeing that M r . Empson's ballance 
should be charg'd to Tonapa's Account we utterly deny that ever there was any such 
agreement. 

In the third paragraph the paralell drawn between Cojah Johannis's bond to 
M r . Frederick for customs, and Tonapas note to M r . Martin to make good the ballance 
of the Warehouse is not just, because Cojah Johannis was a trading man then in 
repute, and had liberty to clear his goods upon credit according to the custom of the 
Port, tho he afterwards faild and is not able to pay, but Tonapa's note is for mony 
rec d . on acco\ of goods sold, and for goods which he was sufferd to buy himself at 
Outcry, and must have paid the mony if he had been calld upon in time, before he 
had sent it to sea. 

M r . Martin adds further, hard would be his fate if he be oblig'd to trust the 
Conicoply in receiving the amount of Outcrys &c n on the Companys acco\ when the 
risques and hazards of the Conicoplys non-payment must be on the Warehousekeep™. 
own acco'. 

It [ . . . absolute necessity of [ ] the amo u of Outcrys 

much [ . ] necessity of letting the mony continue in his kinds [....] 
and we may say very hard would be the Companys f [ate ] if their 
estates were to suffer by the Warehousekeep rs putting an unreasonable aud unneces- 
sary confidence in the Conicoply. 
1712—49 



194 



Records of Fort St. Gecrge 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



having 
nothing to 
offer in 

what 
debated. 
Agreed yt. 
•uffict. 

eeourity muBt 
he taken & 
yt. we will 
reoeive 
no more 
papers on 
ys suhjeot. 



In the next place M 1 '. Martin cannot conceive that M 1 '. Raworths paying in his 
ballance is any argument for him to follow his example because it's evident he wants 
that demonstrative proof &c :L . 

This seems very strange to us after the plain proof made in Consultation of the 
2 d inst 1 . concerning the Rupees, to which M 1 '. Martin acqu[iesced] and sett his hand, 
and indeed there was no room for him to refuse it and as for the other part of Tonapa's 
debt to M 1 '. Raworth, it appears by the report of Mcss ,s . Frederick, Davenport & 
Benyon, who were appointed to inspect the Warehouse acco ts , that it was for mony 
gatherd in on acco\ of goods sold at Outcry, which by M r . Raworths remissness] 
Tonapa evaded paying in, so that we think the two cases are exactly alike leaving the 
Rupees out of the question and to conclud[e] we think M r . Raworths paying in his 
ballance is an undeniable reason why M 1 '. Martin should follow his example, because 
as we said before the cases appear to us the same, and because M r Martin so readily 
gave his consent and sign'd the Consultation wherein M 1 '. Ra worth was call'd upon 
to pay the mony. 

The last paragraph but one is hardly worth our notice, for th6 we allow most 
part of it to be true in fact, yet we wou'd ask M 1 '. Martin why he did not force 
Tonapa to a ballance sooner, and then he would have known where the mony lay, for 
there is no Warehousekeep™. acco'. that is kept up aa it ought to be, but may at any 
time be ballanc'd in two days time, nor can M 1 ', Martin justly complain of multiplicity 
of other affairs of the Comp' ls from July to Jan iy . in which time he was Sea Customer, 
which th6 a place of great trust, has the least business to do of any man at the Board. 

As for the last paragraph wherein M r . Martin desires an appeal to the Hon ble - the 
Court of Directors, without giving any other security than M 1 '. Raworth gave, and 
urges that his security in England is sufficient to answer for all mismanagements, he 
was told that to his own knowledge M r . Raworths Attorneys have engagd to pay in 
the -mony as it comes in and as for the security given in England we take it only to 
be designd in case of insolvents here, because the Comp as . positive orders are that no 
body shall leave India before all their just debts are paid, and that whosoever is 
indebted to them shall be suspended at [a line lost] we had debated [a line lost] con- 
sideration that he is a tru[e . . . .]ly be found when the judgm[ent. . . .] 



Agreed that we ought to take sufficient security of 
interest, if the Company shall condemn him to [pay] i 
in again and made acquainted with our resolution, upon 
next Consultat n . which was granted, and he at the sar 
receive no more papers upon this subject. 



20th 



[ . . . ] the debt with 

t, accordingly he was call'd 

which he desir'd time till 

ue time told that we would 

E. Harrison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

Edw d . Bdlkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Been". Benyon. 

.William Warre. 
the words to pay in the mony as it comee 
in, are by ns meant, what shall come 
into our hands of M r . Raworth's from 
this time. 

Signd in Consultation by order of 
the Board. 

J. Mason. 
Sec r v. 

Ship Gombroone Merchant Cap'. Laedmager Comand 1 ' arrivd from Persia by 
whom receivd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Counc 11 . of Gombroon dated the 
17 th July. 



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195 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Receivd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Coune 11 . of Yizagapatam 
dated the 30" 1 ult°. accompanying a Packet, from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Counc" of 
York Fort put ashore there by ship Industry, dated the 23 d & 28 th July advising 
the arrival! of ship Success Cap 1 . Page Keble Comm 1 from England [ . . . ] 
Yizaga]ap™. [ . ' . . .1 for Bengali [ . . .J arrivd from Ganjarn [ . . .] 
a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Port S l . David dated the 
20 th inst\ 

Ship Barrington Cap 1 . Christopher Cradock Comm 1 '. arriv'd from Vizagap" 1 . 
by whom receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council there inclosing Invoice 
& bill of Loading for 47 bales sent 



her. 



21st 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Edwaed Harrison Esq 1 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 



Govern 11 . & Presid t 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bolkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



William Warre. 
Edward Bulkley Pay mast 1 ', reads that Acco c . for last month Viz* 



Charges Garrison ... 

Charges Diet 

Diet Stores laid in 

Charges Generall 

Charges Extraord ry 

Repairs of Fortifications &c a . 
Maddapollam Yatch 
House moveables 

FortS*. David 

York Fort 

Mint 

Yizagapatam Factory 

Charges Cattle 

New Hospitall 

New Guard House 

S*. Thomas' Point 



Pag 8 1972 : 19 

504 : 35 

333 : 18 

485 ; 15 

178 : 23 

61 : 5 

7: 35 

7 : — 

7 : 9 

— : 25 

f4 : 6 

1:24 

134 : 27 

442 : 2 



816 
102 



Pag 8 . ^,140 : 4 : — 



Tuesday 
23=. 



Pnymastrs. 
Aooot. for 
Augst. read. 



Edward Harrison Esq r . Mintmaster reads his Mint acco'. for last month and 
pays into Cash One hundred Thirty Three Pagodas twelve fanams Aeco\ Coinage of 
gold and delivers the Warehouskeeper Rupees seven Thousand Ninety Three eight 
anas acco*. Coinage of Silver. 



The following Generall Letters read 

ffrom the Cheif & Council at Yizagapatam to M r . Paucet dated the 2 a inst'. 
which should have been left at iDgeram with the Two Thousand Pag s . 

Another from the Cheif & Council of Yizagapatam dated y° 30 th ult° advising 



Mint aooot 
for AugBt. 
read & Paga. 
133 : 12 : 
fans paid in 
aoot. Coinage 
Gold & rups. 
7093 : 8a 
delil.tho 
whsekrs. aoct. 
Coinage 
Silver. 
Genii. Lrs 
read. 
Vizagapm 
Lre to Mr. 



Pauoet. 
Do. to ye 
Board 

advising ye § 

they will send 

their bales by 



196 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



r . . .] 

Fort_ 

advising ye 
arrival) [of 
yo] Success 
from England 

a copy of a 
Letf. from 
Mr. Woolley. 

[Aoqs. ymj 
yt the 

Abingdon is 
orderd for 
Bencoolen. 
[f.m] 
Uoirjbroon 
advise, their 
having sent 
us 100 chests 
of wine in- 
drawn a bill 
for 4575 
Abasaes. 
Fort St 
David 

conoerne. ye 
deseiti's. 
Vizagap"'. 
accompg. 
47 bas 
Calliooes. 
The Presidt. 
acquiesoes 
yt Mr Estons 
mony in his 
hands may be 
attachd. 
Sea Customi'. 
pays in 2000 
Fags. 
Petition of 
Cojah 
Gregories 
widow read. 
Aeeompt. 
reports yt 
Mr Martin 
has short 
debted 
himself 
Pag*. 1140 . 
22 ; 3 wch 
makes his 
whole debt 
4906 : 6 : 4. 
Mr. Martin to 
examine said 
aocot. before 
ye books are 
ballancd. 
Mr. Martin 
requests yt ifj 
ye Board still 
persist in 
demands. 
Security 
of him, he 
may be 1p 
mitted to go 
home by the 
Janry [. . .] 
Ship. 



Mi- Benyon 
acqts. us yt 
Tonapa sold 
Cornapa 
Chetty 17000 
lap*. 



Prom the [ • • •] and a copy of a Letter from [ . . .1 [forjmer advises 
the arrivall of the [Success] [ . . .] are quiet upon the Coast, and that they 
have [ . . .] load one ship. 



The latter that the Abingdon before intended for Bombay is orderd [for] S' 
Helena and the West Coast. 

ffrom the Cheif & Council of Gombroon dated the 17 lh July, acquainting us that 
they had sent a hundred chests of Syrash more by ship Gombroone, and drawn a bill 
on us for Pour Thousand Pive hundred seventy five Abasses payable at sight to M r 
Alexander Orme. 



ffrom the Dep tv . Govern 1 & Council of Port S'. David dated the 20 th inst\ con- 
cerning the Deserters. 

Another from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 7 th ins', to accom- 
pany Porty seven bales of Callicoes. 

Cap\ AVilliam How appears before the Board, and requests (in behalf of the 
relations of M 1 . William Lee of Gombroone deceas'd) leave to attach M r . Estons 
mony in the Presidents hands, which he readily acquiesce. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash Two Thousand Pagodas on that 
acco 1 . 

The petition of Cojah Gregories widdow read. Orderd that the persons con- 
cerri'd be sommond to attend this Board next Consultation. 

The Accomptant acquaints the Board that upon ballancing the books he finds 
William Martin Warehousekeep 1 '. has short debted himself Eleven hundred & Porty 
Pagodas, twenty two fanams and three cash and owes so much more than the ballance 
mentioned in Consultation of the 2 d inst'. his whole debt now appearing to be Pour 
Thousand Nine hundred & Six Pagodas, six faiiams and four cash. 



Orderd that M 1 ' Martin do examine the said acco u with the Accomptant, and if 
he has any objections that he makes them before the books are ballancd. 

M 1 '. William Martin offering to deliver in another paper concerning his Ware- 
house ballance was desir'd to read the contents if he could not repeat them, and we 
wou'd give him an immediate answer, upon which he read his request that if the 
Board still persisted in their resolution, to make him give security, he desires leave 
to go home for England in Jan vy . to which the Board return'd answer that the 
Hon ble . Comp as . orders being positive that no persons shall go off the shoar before 
their debts [ . . .] is deter [mined] has already appeald [ . . . the sums 
due to the Warehouse in [ . . .] 

Joseph Smart delivers in a paper in answer to what relates to him in Thomas 
Cookes petition and it appearing to us that he is upon the same footing with 
M 1 . Horden "we think the matter already is sufficiently decided. 

M 1 '. BernaM Benyon acquaints the Board he has found out that Tonapa sold 
Andee Cornapa Chitty seventeen Thousand Rupees some time in July 1710. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



197 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



Ordeeo that the Secretary do summon the said Cornapa Chitty to attend the 
Board next Consultation. 

The Aeeomptant reporting that the Town Renters are indebted for a years rent. 
OedEed that they be sumrnond to attend next Consultation. 



The President producing a power from M r . Eston to receive the ballance of his 
acco'. of this Board being Five Thousand Three hundred & Eighty Pag s . 17 fa 40°* into 
his own hands, do's hereby acknowledge to have receivd it and that he will be 
accountable for it. 

E. Haeeison. 

Tho. Feedeeick. 

Hen. Davenpoet. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Been". Benyon. 

William Waeee. 



Secy, to 
summon him 
to attend next 
Consultatn. 

Aocompt. 
reports, yt the 
Town renters 
are in arrears. 
Ordrd. y' 
they be 
summd. 
next Consn. 
the Presidt 
aoknowledgea 
ye reet. of je 
balls of M r . 
Eaton's aceot. 



Ship Chindadre Mons r . Bell Comm 1 ' arrivd from Ganjam. 



At [a Consultation] 
[Present] 

Edwaed [Haeeison] Esa' 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
William Maetin. 
William Jennings. 



Gov*. & Peesd t . 
[Heney Davenpoet]. 
Edwaed [Bulkley]. 

BEENAED BiiNYON. 



William Waeee. 
Henry Davenport Warehouskeeper reads that acco'. for last month. 

The Paymaster delivers in an acco'. of the Rev d . M 1 '. Jones's estate, ballance 
being Pag s . Seventy three eleven fanams, & forty five cash. 

Oedekd that Ten Thousand Pagodas be sent to Fort S'. David by Mussoola. 

Andee Cornapa Chitty one of our joynt stock Merchants appears pursuant to an 
Order of last Consultation, and upon examination declares that he receiv'd seventeen 
Thousand Rupees of Tonapa out of the Warehouse with the knowledge of Govern 1 ' 
Fraser, who told him it was by order of the Govern 1, and Couucil, that the Ware- 
housekeeper was not there when he receivd them, and that he paid Tonnapa for the 
said rupees Five Thousand Pagodas which he plainly makes appear by his Accounts. 

Oedeed that the Aeeomptant and M r . Benyon do examine into this affair and 
report it to the Board. 

Cojah Nichola one of the Trustees to Cojah Gregorio deceas'd delivers in his 
answer to the widows petition mention'd last Consultation. 



1712—50 



Thursday 
25™. 



Warehouse 
acoot. for 
Augst. read. 
Acoot. of 
Padre Jones's 
estate deld. in 
by ye 
Payrnr. 

10000 Pags. 
to be sent to 
Ft St Dd. <$■ 
Mussoola. 
Conapa 
Chitty 
examind& 
confesses ye 
reot. of 17000 
raps, of 
Tonapa & yt 
he paid birn 
■5000 Pags. 
for the same. 
Accompt & 
Mr. Benyon to 
examine that 
affair. 
Cojah 
Nichola 
appears to 
ausr. to yo 
petitn. of 
Cjjah 
Giegorio's 
widow 



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Records of Fort St. Greorge 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1712- 



[• • •] 



the who 
matter 
ezamind 



[Nichola 
deposits a 
bulse] qe. 
HOOPags. & 
somi jewels 
belonging to 
a dectl. Turk. 



a receipt to be 
given him for 
ym. 



The main charge against Nichola is that he did of his own accord lend the 
French Company at Pontichery the Thousand Pagodas left the said widdow by her 
husbands will without her consent. 

And that he likewise lent the share belonging to the youngest daughter which 
is Two Thousand Five hundred Pagodas to the French Company in the same manner 
contrary to the tenor of the will wherefore they pray that he may be oblig'd to pay 
them the mony before his departure taking the debt in the French Compmys hands 
to his own Acco'. 

This matter being fully examiu'd and the last will of the said Gregorio read, it 
appears to us by severall witnesses that the widdow did consent to the lending her 
mony at interest to the French, and the said Nichola produces a receipt witnessd by 
her own father for the interest receiv'd by her, wherefore we cannot think Nichola 
under any obligation to pay her the mony, and take the debt on his acco*. 

[A few words lost] Nichola should be [a few words lost] petition is rejected. 
Nich[ora] delivers in another petition with a bulse said to contain [fourjteen 
hundred Pagodas, and some Jewells, belonging to a deceas'd Turk by name Hodjee 
Rajab, whiah bulse being opeu'd was found to contain the aforesaid sum, a Diamond 
jewell, two small rubies, one catts eye, a gold rupee, a gold seal ring, and a silver 
seal, all which be desires to deposite in the hands of the Govern 1 '. & Council, as he 
is going a Voyage to Persia, that it may remain here till any of the said Hodjee 
Rajabs relations appear or sead a sufficient power to demand it. 

Orderd that a receipt be given him for the same sign'd by the Secretary, and the 
Companys Seal affix'd thereto. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw b . Bdlkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Benyon. 

William Warre. 



25™. 

28™. 
29™. 



Desputehd 5^> Mussoola under charge of ten peons Ten Thousand Pagodas to 
the Dep ,v . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S'. David with a Lett 1 , from the Sec ry . of this 
date. 

Ship Satisfaction Cap*. Alex 1 '. Hamilton Comm 1 '* saild for Ballasore. 

Dispatchd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' and Council of Fort 
S'. David of this days date. 

Sloop Mary arr rt . from P. 8*. David by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council there inclosing Invoice & bill of Loading for 35 bales. 



[October] 
Thursday 



At a Consultation] 
Present 



Edward Harrison Esq". 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 

William Wai 



[Gov*. & Presd']. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bdlkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



Cash acoot 
for Sept*, 
read. 



The President reads his acco 1 . of the R\ Hon"' 1 '. United Companys Cash ballance 
being Twenty Two Thousand six hundred Ninety seven Pag s . two fauams five cash. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 199 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



Generall letter from the Dep ,y . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S' David dated ^ * rom Ft - 

the 27 th ult° read, advising the having sent fifty five bales of Callicoes on sloop read."™ 

Mary, and that they are in want of plank to build Mussoolas, which the Storekeeper storekeepr to 

is directed to procure, and send them by first good opportunity plank for Ft 

St. David. 

M 1 '. Alexander Orme presents a bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif and Gombroone 
Council of Gombroone for Four Thousand Five hundred seventv Five Abasses pay- wn ofExcha. 

. . , „ •> *■ •/ tor A basses 

able to himself or order. 4575 ordwi. to 

Agreed that the same be paid. 

M 1 '. Bernard Benyon delivers in a petition as Attorney to the poor relations of Presidt. to pay 
M 1 '. William Lee deceasd in Persia praying that he may receive one third part of ? I f Be t nyo t t 
what the President now has in his hands belonging to the Estate of the said William oftheoeca. 
Lee in order' to remit it them by this ship which is agreed to. whia^hfhas 

in his hands. 

The petition of John Legg Factor read setting forth that he was entertaind by John Legg 

1 , . J Factor his 

the Hon ble . Company for Banjarr, where he arriv'd the 25 th Feb iy 170- from gJkHJSf] 

which time he desires his standing may commence, and in consideration fromhr? en ° ( 
that he has behavd himself very well during his having been here, we have Agreed B^" r at 
to gratifie him in his request. 

M rs . Margery Heathfeild widow inhabitant of this place delivers in a petition M«. Heath- 
as Enterd after this Consultation setting forth her pretens ns . to the Estate of John readlettg* 11 ' 
Tyler deceas'd remaining in the Hon ble . Comp as . Cash at Bombay. forth her' 

pretensns, to 
the estate of 
John Tyler 
deod. at 



Okdkrd that the said M 1 ' 8 . Heathfeild do give sufficient security for her adminis- Ordrf.yt. 
tration and that this affair be recommended to the Generall and Council in our next Lres aT ° ut 

Generall Letter. Administra- 

tion & yt. ye. 
affair be 
recommended 
to the Genii. 
& Council. 

John Mason See ry . humbly lays before the Board the following reasons why he John Mason. 
thinks he ought to take place of Alexander Bennett that \_a feiv words lost] George ^ J ^ e g x d nd Senr 
writer for [a few words lost] after which time Alexander Ben[net] by order Bennett. 
of Consultation to remain here wherefore he [humbly] hopes that the said Bennetts 
standing may not be reckond [before] the forementioned order for his remaining here 
otherwise it would be a hardship upon him to be postpon'd by M 1 '. Bennett's being 
taken in which lie do's not know but might be at his own request, in consideration of 
which and their severall abilitys, it is Agreed that the Secretary has the sta[nd]ing 
granted him. 

Cojah Niohola delivers in a bulse said to contain a parcell of rubies which he Cojah 
found amongst Cojah Gregorios things after his decease, and no body can tell to SeiiVij 



m a 



whom they belong desiring it may remain here till legallv demanded. bojse found 

among _ 
GregoriOB 
things The 

whereof is 
unknown. 

Agreed that it be opend in the presence of some eminent Armenians that it (with Agreed y t. it 
the other jewels mentiond in last Cousultat".) be disposed of at publick Outcry, and y,, ^^ 
that Mess". Frederick, Davenport and Jennings be present at the sale. of ™ me 

Arniek & 
sold at Out- 

The Hon ,lle . Campany having in the 38 th paragraph of their last Generall Letter m. Wiiim. 
given us liberty to entertain M r . William Nanney in the service if we found N « n "<-v 
him capable, and he appearing to us to be a sober person well qualify'd for Book 
keeping. 



200 



Records of Fort St. George 



Pactr. & to 
assist in ye. 
Aceots. office, 
Pags. 
3033 : 12 : 
advanoed the 
Paymaster. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



Agreed he be entertaind Factor from this day, and that he do assist in the 
Accomptants Office. 

The President acquaints the Board that he advancd Edward Bulkley Paymaster 
on the 30 th ult°. Three Thousand Thirty Three Pag", twelve fan", which is approv'd 
of as necessity requird it. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen: Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley/. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d : Benyon. 
William Warre 



[To the Hon ble Edw d Harrison, Esa E . 

Presid 1 . & Governor oe Fort S t . George &c\ 
Council] 

Most Humbly Sheweth, 

That whereas yo r . Petit r . by severall verbal advice [a feiv words lost] a Kinsman 
of hers one Cap'. John Tyler's decease at Bombay, but [never till] now 
could rightly understand that he the said John Tyler died intestate upon 
which as your Petit 1 ', being the widow to his uncle D r . John Heathfeild from 
whom he the said Tyler has had his whole and sole being next under God since in 
his minority his father dying and his mother wholly destitute of a subsistance thereby, 
your Petit 15 , husband her own brother took that care to remit her home a constant 
maintenance during her life, as also the care and charge of her son the said John 
Tyler, iu consideration of which, and as your Petit 1 ', doth of right lay claim in behalf 
of herself and children by the said D r . John Heathfeild, the sole and lawfull heirs of 
his the said John Tylers Estate, as being nearest akin to him of any one living, since 
none of his own relations by death of the Tylers are in being, and your Petit 1 , will 
stand to the payment of all just demands that shall be made upon said Estate. 

It also having been represented to your Petit 1 ', that in conformity to the Hon ble . 
Comp as . orders, all persons in their service that die intestate such Estates must of 
course fall into their Cash under the immediate care and charge of those at the head 
of affairs where such decease doth happen & there be continued till such time that a 
right and lawfull title can be made upon such Estates. 

Your Petit", do's therefore most humbly lay at your Hon 1 '. &c as . feet her & her 
children by D 1 '. John Healthfeild, indisputable just demands upon the Estate of the 
aforesaid Deceasd Cap*. John Tyler, wholly relying on yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c as . clemency and 
candid decision, withall to represent it to the Generall & Council of Bombay, in 
whose possession this Estate of said John Tylers lies, and that the best methods be 
used by them in sending it over here without any manner of risque in remittance by 
bills &c a . 

And as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c a . 

The Munchua arrivd from Vizagp m . by whom receivd a Generall Letter from the 
Cheif & Council there dated y e . 16 ,h ult°. inclosing Invoice & bill of Loading for 
21 bales of Callicoes sent on her. 

A ship belonging to Tonapa loaden with grain arrivd from D°. 

This day happend a very severe storm at N.E 1 . in w ch . y e . aforesaid ship & anoth 1 . 
of 600 Tuns belonging to Abdull Gafore of Surat founderd at their anchors & most 
of the other ships drove from their cables and were forcd to put to Sea. 

Ship Marlbro Cap 4 . Mathew Martin Comm r . returnd into this road. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



201 



C • 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712 

At a Consultation [ . . . 1 

Present 

[Edward Harrison Esa R ., Govern*. & Presid".] 
[Thomas Frederick]. Henry Davenport. 

[Will]iam Martin. Edward Bolkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Cap*. Mathew Martin of the Marlbro delivers in a Journall of his being chas'd dp^' eT M f n r a° 
by three French ships off Point Palmeras the 4 th , 5 th and 6 th ult°. as also of his being aooot. f his 
engagd with the biggest and the least for severall hours, which was read and is ^f* ement 
Enterd after this Consultation. French.' 

Orderd that the Treasure be immediately landed from* on Board the Marlbro and Y °- Treasure 
that the hundred & twenty one bales of Callicoes be travers'd to fill up the Dart- fromyT. eu 
mouth and expedite her dispatch and that Mess rs . Richard Horden & Thomas Wilford L 1 i llb t r6 b her 
do go off and remain on board the Marlbr6 till the Treasure is sent ashore and the traretsd en 
bales are traversd. KSStaSStt t 

Messrs, 
Horden & 
Wilford to go- 
off & see it 
done. 

Capt. Martin 
to deliver a 
cahle of 
10 inohes to 
a ship in 
distress. 
Paymastr. to 
muster ship 
Dartmoathe 
Compa. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag", on that Sea customer 

paysinlOOO 
Bags. 

Genii. Lreto 
yo. Court of 
Direct™, to 
para. 214 
incl. read. 



Orderd that Cap*. Martin do deliver a cable of ten inches from on board his ship 
to another that is in great distress. 



Orderd that the Paymast r . do muster ship Dartmouths men & make his report to 
the Board. 



aoeo 4 . 

Generall Letter to the Hon bI *. the Court of Directors to para 214* h inclusive read 
and approvd. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 



[At a Consultation] 

[Present] 

Edward [Harrison Esq,"., Govern 8 . & Presid t .] 
Thomas Frederick. [Henry Davenport.] 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 



Friday 
the 10 T 



The Paymaster delivers 
n, Cap*. Thomas Beck 
compleating his compliment. 



in a muster of the Dartmouths men in number seventy Paymastr. 
seven, Cap*. Thomas Beckford calld in and requird to use his utmost endeavours for ^master" 1 



of ship 
Dartmouths 



1712-51 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



Kentail 
Genii, aoeot. 
deld. in & 
severall 
sums ordd. 
to be wrote 
off by Profit 
& Loss. 



paid in by 
the Rentall 
General!. 



Capt. .Martin 
requests a 
gratuity for 
&B men as 
formerly 
alloK-'d ye 
Chambers 
Frigatte 
Compa. 
we! matter 
is agreed to 
be referrd 



Sea Custom*, 
nays in 1000 
Pags. 

Genii. 

Letters read. 
BengU. 
advising ye 
arrivll. of 
Ships Oarby 
London 
Mary & of 
ye French. 



[■ ■ •] 



Mr. John 
Cooke lays 
down the 
service & 
Messrs. 
James Toung 
& John 
Ma ubert 
enterta. 
Essay 
Masters. 

severall 
Generall 
LreB signd. 



Land 

Custom", 
aeot. for 
Septr. read 
& 



William "Warre Rentall Generall delivers in his acco'. ending the ult° Sept r 
Agreed that Two hundred and Three Pagodas twelve fanams be wrote off to Profit & 
Loss for ballanee of his Rentall for the years 1709 & 1710, and that Eighty four 
Pag 9 , thirteen fanams be wrote off for the year 171 L and One hundred Thirty eight 
Pag 6 , twenty fanams on the Scavengers acco'. for 1711, the people that owe being 
miserably poor, and the mony not to be got in, and pays in One Thousand Seventy 
Four Pag\ sixteen fanams & sixty cash Viz'. 



Collected for the years — 

1709 & 1710 

1711 

for ballanee of his scavengers acco 4 . 

for ballanee of his Rent 11 . Generalls acco'. 



Pag°, 



153 


20 


— 


79 


22 





249 


30 


60 


591 ■ 


16 


— 


1074 


16 


60 



what we have reeoverd for the years 1709 & 1710 is so much sav'd out of the fire 
with great difSoultys. 

Cap*. Martin acquaints the Board that he promisd his men an encouragement for 
their bravery iu defence of the ship, and desires that the Company would allow them 
a gratuity as was formerly done to the Chambers frigat in the like case to which the 
President returnd answer. 



That we do not find our selves qualifyd by any orders or instructions relating to 
affairs of this nature, but find the Hon b ". Company resented the disposall of their 
Estate with so much freedom in the case of the Chambers frigat, wherefore we shall 
recommend the matter to them in the Generall Lett r . 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 
acco'. 

The following Generall Letters read. 

ffrom the President & Council in Bengali dated 81 st Aug st . advising the arrivall 
of ships Darby, London, & Mary, also that there are three French ships cruizing off 
Point Palmeras, and that they have sent out sloops to endeavour to get without them 
to give advice to the expected Shipping. 

[a few words lost] the 4 th inst'. with copys [a few words lost] Govern 1 . & Council 
of Fort S' David dated the 4 th & 5 th inst'. [ . . . ] the receipt of Ten Thousand 
Pagodas sent them by a Mussoola on the 26 th ult°. 

M r . John Cooke petitions to lay down the Service as Enterd after this Consultation 
in order to go for England and take care of his deceas'd brothers family which is 
granted, and Mess". James Young & John Maubert persons well skill'd in the Essay 
are this day entertaind Essay Masters at the salary of forty pound & Ann" only 
giving sufficient security. 



The following Generall Letters read, approvd and signd: 

To tbe Generall & Council of Bombay 

To the Agent & Council of Spahawne 

To the Cbeif & Council of Surafc 

To the Cheif & Council of Gombroone & 

To William Eston Esq r . Cheif of Gombroone 
William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Yiz'. 



Choultry Custom ... 
Rubie brokers 
Registering slaves . . 



Pag s , 



309 
59 



46 



Pag s . 371 : 17 : 35 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 203 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



and pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas on acco*. Land Customs. 6 , a id F m 



paid in. 



12™. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Ben yon. 
William Warre. 

Ship \a line lost]. 

Ship Metehlebander Cap*. [AVeld a few words lost the following] Generall 
Letters dated y° 7 th inst*. 

To the Agent & Council of Spahawne 
To the Cbeif & Council of Gombroon & 
To "William Eston Bsq r . Cheif of Gombroone. 
Ship S*. Andrew Cap*. Greenhaugh Cornm 1 ", saild for Surat by whom sent 

Duplicate of the letters y* went yesterday by the Brampore. 
Ship Dartmouth fir'd a gun and spread her colours to signifie her being full 
loaden. 



At a Consultation 

Present Tuesday 

Edward Harrison Esq\, Govern". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Agreed that Richard Pain Soldier be dischargd according to his petition having disoharg'd. 
servd double his time, and being represented by his officer to be a worthless fellow. 

Cap*. Mathew Martin calld in and his opinion askd concerning the safety of his ^ourring" 1 
ship during the monsoon, whether he would chuse to ride it out here or put to sea, wi&usiu 
and ply to the Northward till the danger is over, to which he reply'd that he should °t P !g s^er' 
rather chuse to ply the sea, in which opinion we concurr with him and it is agreed for his 9hi P 
that he do sail in Company with the Dartmouth thirty Leagues or thereabouts to the y ° P ride°out a 
Eastward of this place clear of the track of Poutichery, and that we do put aboard, 7° '™ 0MI ™ 1 
a Sergeant & twenty of our best soldiere for their mutual security. TgreeTsh'e 

aooompy y» 
Dartmouth. 
30 Leag. to 
y 9 ttt ward. 

Stores 
— oontinued 

Marlbro intended for Bengali, which the weather will not permit us to take out on Boa^d y 
without manifest danger to the ship, we are oblig'd to continue them oa board. Marlbro. 

Generall Letters to the Hon ble . Court of Directors dated |rhis day approvd and tcfy'cw 

Slgnd. Of Direotrs, 

approvd & 
eignd. 

Erlepa &c». Tobacco & beetle Farmers pay intoX'ash Five hundred Eighty three pdSnbfthe 8 
Pag 9 , twelve fanams on that acco'. .Tobacco 

' Farm „„ 



14th. 



204 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



Pag 5 . 316 : U 
paid in bv the 
Arraok 
Farm™ 



Gruapa &e a Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred & sixteen Pag", twenty 
four fanams on that aceo*. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d - Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been d . Bbnyon. 
William Warre. 



Wednes- 
day 15 th 



The Preeidt. 
lays before 
ye Board ye 
necessity of 
sending 
advioes of the 
French to 
Malaea. 
Agreed yt a 
TeBsell be 
forthwth 
dispatohd 
thither. 
Supple- 
mental! 
Lre to ye 
Court of 
Direotrs. read 
& eignd. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esa\ Govern 11 & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

"William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 
The President lays before the Board the necessity of sending advices to Malacca 
for the security of the Howland and Stretham as well as the ships belonging to this 
place and that he has prepared the Munchua now riding in this road for that service, 
which is ready to sail and desires the concurrence of the Board. 

Agreed that it is absolutely necessary a vessell be dispatch'd with proper 
advices, and that it be left to the President only for secrecys sake. 

Supplemental 1 Letter to the Hon We . Court of Directors, and Despatches to Cap 1 . 
Martin Beckford dated this day read appro vd and sign'd. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warrb. 
[J few lines lost] 



At a Consultation 



Present 

Friday Edward Harrison Esa. K Govekn* .[& Pees'.] 

the 17™ Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley, 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Charles Deia The President acquaints the Board that Cap'. Charles Dela Force who is the 

ingTo gVon only proper person in Town to send upon the Munchua to Malacca, and did very 

* he Munch "* chearfully undertake that service upon the first proposall, has now alterd his mind and 

be regarded positively refusea to go, unless he may see his Instructions beforehand, which we 

unw6 P r S th° D of thi^k so unreasonable that the said Dela Force ought to be regarded for the future as 

ye compas a person very unworthy the Hon ljle Comp as protection or our favour because he takes 

proteotn. £ki s advantage of us knowing that there is no other fit person in the place. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 205 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 IS 

Cap.* Alexander Eeid of the Arabella separate ship seeing our distress volun- Capt. Reid 

tarily offers his service to go thro the streights of Malacca in his way to Batavia, °*vioe h to 

th6 it will be a great loss of time and may hazard his passage to Europe this season, oarr? advioos 

we readily accept of his proposal & agree to give him a gratuity of Six hundred h °is offer^ac- 

Pagodas to be levied proportionably upon the stocks of such ships as shall escape oept t e( * and of a 

falling into the enemies hand. loo Pa y g s.°to 

be given him. 

Orderd that a new rent roll be drawu out for the ensuing year. a New rent 



Ordeed that the Accomptant do draw out the acco*. Salary due to the R*. Aeoot. Salary 
Hon. bIfi United Comp as Servants of this place for the last six months ending the 25 th to be made 
ult.° 

Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern'' & Council of Port S* David dated the 



np. 



Genu. Lre3 

St. 



7 th & 14 th inst.* read, acquainting vis that they had dispatchd sloop Kama with bales, from Fi 
but the weather had beat her back and she was safe arrivd in the river and unladen. Dd ' rea ' 
They also advise of severall dismasted ships seen in the offing and that sloop Mary is 
arrivd safe with the broadcloth and stores. 

Obdeeed that the Warehouskeep r . do deliver silver to any body that wants it, warehoun- 
at sixteen Dollars for ten Pag. fcfP r to sell 

° 8ilver at 16 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco*. for last month Viz*. 



[a Jew words lost] ........... 

[ do. 1 , . . . 118 : 18' 

r [ do. ] 42 : 30; 



for 10 Pags. 
Sea Cuatomr*. 
aooot. for 
Septr. read. 



Pag. 4061 : 7 : 62 

* 

E. Habeison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenpobx. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre 
Dispatch'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern' & Council of 18™ 
Port S*. David of this day's date. 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M r Thomas Paucet at Maddapollam dated the 
28 th ult.° 

Ship Arabella Cap*. Alex 1 '. Reid Comm.| r . saild for Malacca & Batavia. 20 IH 



At a Consultation Tuesday 

THE 21" T> 

'Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,"., Govern". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

The Accomptant produces the Acco*. Salary due to the R*. Hon ble . United Com- Salary orderd 
panys Servants of this place for the last six months amounting to Fifteen hundred to be pa ' d ' 
Thirty Five Pag\ thirty four fanams. 
1712—52 



206 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1712- 



Storekeepi'*. 
aoct. rea.il & 
PagB. 2000 
paid in. 
Sea Cuetomr 
paye in 100 
Pags. 

Lre from Mr 
Faucet read. 



"Ware houB- 
keeprs. pays 
in Pags. 
3000. 

Presidt. 
acqts the 
Board he has 
4 of the 
Eugenes 
[Lascars] in 
Cu&tody. 



that affair 
considered & 
ye Charter of 
ye Mayors 
Court read, 
wherein the 
Mayor & 
Aldermen 
have power 
to try & 
exeoute 
criminals 
by a majority 
of votes. 



Agreed yt ye 
aforesd. 
prisoners be 
deld. over to 
ym for a fair 
try all. 
yt Samll. 
Jones do aot 
as Attorney 
Genii, on ye 



Oedeed that the same be paid — 

Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that acco*. for last month and pays into Cash 
Two Thousand Pagodas on acco.' stores sold. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that 
acco*. 

Letter from M r . Thomas Faucet at Maddapoll. m dated y e 28th ult.° read acquaint- 
ing us that he hopes to have forty bales ready in few days. 

[Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper pays into cash Three Thousand Pagodas on 



lry 



The 

Aooompt{ 
reports yt 
Mr. Martin 
has perusd 
his accot. wth 
him & allows 
of ye error of 
Pags. 1140. 
22.3. 

Accomptt. to 
lay before ye 
Board how 



The President acquaints [the Board that there] were brought here by Cap'. 
Hamilton in [custody four of] the ship Eugenes Company bound to Tonqueen, 
that rose [ . . . ] the Cheif mate, cut down the Boatswain, wounding 
several others [after] which they cut down the yards, mangled all the rigging, 
and ran away [in a] Long boat, leaving the ship in the open sea in that 
dangerous condition. 

This affair being taken into consideration, with the ill consequences that must 
attend our Trade at Sea, if such inhumane actions as these should [go] unpunish'd, 
the Charters of the Mayors Court were sent for, and those parts [in] them read 
relating to criminal cases, wherein we find that there is a full power to try and 
execute criminals by a majority of votes of the Mayor [and] Aldermen, which we 
think sufficient to serve upon this present occasion, [and] all the old Companys 
immunitys and priviledges are confirmed by the [Comp 8 ] Act of Union and her 
present Majestys Charter granted pursuant [thereto] wherefore for the peace and 
good Government of the Settlements under [our] care, and for the safety of those 
that go to sea upon their lawfull occasion. 

Ageeed that the foresaid prisoners be delivered over to the Civil power to have < 
a fair tryall by examination of witnesses before the Mayor [and] Court of 
Aldermen, who are to proceed according to the directions in the forementiond 
Charter, and give judgment according to equity & good cons [cience]. 

Oedeed that Sam". JoneB do act as Attorney Generall upon this Occasion to 
prosecute the Criminals in the behalf of our Sovereign [. . .] Queen Anne and 
the B. 1 Hon bIe Company. 

The Accomptant acquaints the Board that M r . "William Martin as Warehous- 
keep r . has perusd his acco*. with him, and is satisfied that [the] error mention'd in 
Consultat." of the 23 d ult.° of Eleven hundred & Forty Pagods : twenty two fanams 
and three Cash is justly due, and M r Martin being interrogated to the matter 
declares that he allows of the error, but that the raony is due from Tonapa. 

Oedeed that the Accomptant do lay before the Board how this error arises, and 
from whom the mony is due. 



Secry. to lay 
before ye 
Board Wt. 
has passd in 
examinatn. 
of ye error 
of 6 chests 
silvr. 

Pags. 4225. 
16.«0advancd 
ye Paymastr. 



[ . . . ] 
Lettrs. to 
Benga. 8; 
Vizagp.m. 
approvd & 
sign'd. 



Oedeed that the Secretary do prepare to lay before the Board what has passd 
in examination of an error in the joynt stock Merchants Acct 1 . : concerning six chests 
of silver delivered out in Govern 1 ' Pitt's time. 



Oedeed that Four Thousand Two hundred and Twenty Five Pags s . sixteen 
fanams and sixty Cash be advancd Edward Bulkley Paym [aster] to defray Charges 
Garrison. 

Ordeed that [ . . . Pag B .] thirty fanams and five cash [a line lost]. 

[Letters to President and Council of Bengali and Cheif at Vizagapatam of 
yesterdays date read approvd & sign'd]. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



207 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OOTOBSRl 1712- 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag s . on that Sea Customer 
acco\ Eg.* lu0 ° 

Generall letters from the Dep tJ . Govern' & Council of Fort S\ David dated the Lresfrom 
25 th & 27 th ult.° read, acquainting us that the cloth comes in apace, and requesting ^ d st " Dd ' 
a further supply of mony to carry on their Investment, also a bill of Exchange 
drawn on us for Five Thousand. Pagodas. 

Orderd that Three Thousand Pagodas he advancd Edward Bulkley Paymaster Pags. 3000 
to defray Charges Garrison. P iy m n r°' d ye 

E, Harbison. 

Tho. Fkedekick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw b . Bulklev. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Binyon. 

William Warre. 

Dispatch'd by Tappys Generall Letters to the President & Council in Bengali [Novem- 
and Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam dated yesterday. ber] 1st. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq, 1 . Govern 11 . & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenp)rt. 

"William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 



Tuesday 
y e . 4th. 



The Accomptant reads his Journall parcels for the month of Aug st . [salt] joumaii par- 
William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month viz'. 



Choultry Custom 
Rubie brokers 
Registering Slaves 



oels 

Ang»t. reai 

. Pag- 185 : 34 : 51 Land Cast™. 

Ill : 5: 54 : aeoot. for 

6 . 24 : Octr. read. 



Pag". 303 : 



25 



Henry [Davenport Warehousekeeper pays into cash] Two Thousand Six hundred 
Pagodas on that aeco'. 

William Martin Sea Custom [er pays into] Cash One Thousand Pagodas on 
that acco\ 

William Warre delivers in an acco c of severall errors he has mett with in exami- 
nation of the Vizagapatam bookr ; as also a state of their Acco'. Curr 1 . for one year, 
by which finding that Factory to stand our Hon 1 ' 1 '' . Masters in a very great sum of 
mony, more than we expected or they can approve of. 



Orderd that Mess™. Thomas Frederick, Bernard Benyon & William Warre do 
make a further and thor* scrutiny into every article of the Expence, and deliver in 
their report to the Board as soon as possible, that we mav endeavour to put things in 
a better method. 6 



Warehouse- 
keepr pays in 
Pags 2600. 

Sea Custom" 
pays in 1O0Q 
Pag^ 

Mr. Warre 
gives in an 
aeeot. of some 
eirors in ye 
Vizagm. 
booRs & a 
Btate of yt 
Factorye 
annual charg e 
whir h appear 
ing extravag" 

Ordrd. y t 

Messrs. 
Frederick 
Benyon & 
Warre do 
make a f urth 
scrutiny into 
thsir eiyence 



208 Records of Fort St. George 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE ' NOVEMBER 1712- 



the gratuity Orderd that Six hundred Pagodas be paid to Cap'. Alexander Beid's Attorney 

t°ohepa^d gS ' De i n g the gratuity agreed on iu Consultation of the 17 th ult° for his expedition to 
Capt. Reide Malacca, part of which is to be made good by the private stocks as inentiond in the 

Attorneys. ^ Consultation . 

Aoooinpt. Thomas Frederick Accomptant delivers in his report pursuant to an order of 

reports how Consultation of the 2 I st ult ' concerning an error of Eleven hundred & forty ?ag s . 

p*gs erro ii4o : twenty two f ana ma and three cash in William Martin's Warehouse acco' arising from 

Martin" 1 t the said William Martin's paying into Cash the foresaid sum in June 1711 in his 

arises. ' own name instead of the Owners of the S\ George, whereby his Warehouse ballance 

instead of Three Thousand Seven hundred sixty Ave Pagodas 20 fan 8 , and one Cash 

which it would otherwise have been, now amounts to Four Thousand Nine hundred 

& Six Pagodas, six fanams and four cash, as was wrote home in the Generall letter 

by the Dartmouth the further particulars of this affair are mentioned at large in the 

report enterd after this Consultation. 

ye. matti . de- Upon a debate of this matter it plainly appears to us to be an error in acco*. only 

bated & yt . an( j ^he C ase being intirely different from the remaining part of the ballance, we can 
case a PP^r- ^ nQ means a g re e to it's being laid upon Tonapa the Conicoply and therefore 

different from 
ye remdr. of 
ye ballance we 
cant oonsent 
to its and 
being laid on 

OrdcTjt Mr. Orderd that M r Martin do forthwith make good the foresaid error of Eleven 

Martin do hundred & forty Pag 3 , twenty two fanams and three cash which he promises to do as 

infoTsti^** 9 °on as he can" get the mony in, and in the mean time gives his note payable on 

sum - demand. 

the freightof Th e Owners of ship Oxford & Elizabeth Gaily appearing to demand the freight 

Saltpetre &e» f or Saltpetre Eedwood &c a carryd to the West Coast last Season. 

to ye West 1 

Coast & Ox- 
ford & Eliza 
Gaily ordrt to 
be adjusted & 

Orderd that the Accomptant do settle the said freight according to agreement 
and that the mony be paid them, 
storekeepr to Orderd that the Europe Gunpowder by Ship Jane being 20 barils be deliverd 

deliver yc ^y the Storekeeper to the Gunner for the use of the Garrison, and valued at the price 
barils 'of mention'd in last Invoices from [ Europe ]. 

Europe 

uunpowdr. E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d - Bulkley. 
W M - Jennings. 
Bern d - Ben yon. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon blb . Edward Harrison Esa R ' &c A - Council. 

Hon bib . S KS . &c A - 

In obedience to your Hon 1 '- &o as . order of Council of the 21 st - instant concerning 
M r - William Martin Warehousekeepers ballance being Four Thousand Nine hundred 
& Six Pag s . six fanams & four cash copy of whose t acco'. I now deliver aad offer the 
following report. 

The ballance thereof appears to be due from him by his short payment for what 
goods and Treasure he sold monthly. 



Hary and Consultation Book, 1712 209 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712- 



And whereas he seems to object against the article of Eleven hundred & forty 
Pag s . twenty two fanams and three Cash which he's debled to the Owners of ship S*. 
George I thus make it appear that he is rightly chargd with the same. 
In the month of June in the Cash acco*. he's credited Viz'- 

Paid in for silver sold . . . . . . . .Pag s . 3000 : — : — 

Paid in for what he rec d . in part for damag'd goods & silver 

wanting from Cap*. Goodman . . . . . . 1140 : — : — 

And in his own acco'. for servants wages . . . . 15 ; 9 : 4 

Pag s . 4,155: 9: 4 

now as he has credit for Eleven hundred & forty Pag s . in his months acco'. which was 
paid him by Cap*. Goodman, so he ought to be debted to said Owners, as well as 
creditted by the mony receivd of them. 

And that he has credited himself by their mony and not debted himself to them 
for it is demonstrated by his own months acco'. for in the same he debts himself to 
the amount of Thirty Six Thousand Nine hundred & Fifteen Pagodas six fanams 
for goods and Treasure sold indifferently wherein he enters nothing to have been sold 
that can be chargd against the Owners of ship S'. George as sometimes it has been 
practisd by Warehouskeep 1 ' 5 . to debt themselves for goods damag'd and deliverd to 
the Captains on acco'. their ships Owners thereby debting themselves as if the goods 
were sold, and credifcting themselves by what receiv'd on that acco 1 . but nothing of 
this appears. 

Yet he credits in the acco'. of what deliverd out, severall acco ts . as Goods and 
Treasure to Cap*. Goodman which the Owners of ship 8*. George are debted for, but 
then this will no ways help his acco'. by reason as he at first receivd all the ships 
Cargo in and debted himself for the same and then credits himself for that part 
deliverd out, when he receivd the mony and never debts himself for it, yet he. has 
the credit from the Owners of said ship by the delivery of the goods and stands 
indebted for the Cash reeei~ ; d, so that in my opinion unless M 1 '. Martin can show 
something more material than he has yet done he is liable to answer the same. 

To acco*. this as mony receivd by Tonapa's Conicoply as lately practiced I 
cannot see there is reason for it, nor don't well know which way he made up the 
acco'. with him, the sum no way agreeing with the books but beleivehe might be 
mistaken in his ballance carrying on from the month of June Pag s . 49428 : 
25: 2 whereas if he had debted himself for the sum in dispute Pag s . 1140: 22: 3 the 
ballance ought to have been Pag s . 50569: 11:5. I have not further to lay before 
your Hon r . &c\ on this affiair, but referr the whole to your better judgment and am. 

Hon bl °. S r . &u a 
Your most hum bie Serv*. 

Tho: Frederick. 
Ship Mahomuddee Mahomud Sherif Noquedah saild for Surat. 5 TH 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,*. Gov r . & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. Thursday 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre 
Agreed that Ten Thousand Pagodas be sent to Port S'. Eavid by Mussoola, and Pags. ioooo to 
a further supply by land as soon as the waters are something abated, that the Mer- st. 8 rwby 
chants may not have any pretence for not bringing in their cloth. Muasonia. 

1712—53 



210 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1718- 



Finding yt 
we shall have 
oeeasn. for 
mony. 
6 chests of 
silver to be 
sold Sunca 
Rama at 16fc 
Dollrs. for 
10 Pags. 

Debate 

concerning 
ye measuring. 



Agreed yt ye 
Farmer do 
continue to 
receive ye 
duty as 
hitherto. 

Tha joynt 
stock Merchts 
positively 
refusing to 
abate any 
thing on ye 
formr. 
Contract. 



Finding that we shall speedily haye occasion for mony to encourage the bring- 
ing in of goods both here and at Fort S\ David. 

Agreed that six chests of silver be forthwith delivered to Sunca Rama at sixteen 
and a half Dollars for ten Pagodas. 



Agreed to 
give yui last 
years prizes i 
their goods 
come up to 
musters. 



A Debate arising concerning the measuring Farm for grain upon [the] peoples 
disputing to allow the small measure upon every Pagoda f when] the quantity 
amounts to a Garse, upon pretence that the Cowle ex[presses] particularly two 
fanams upon every garse, and therefore no more [is] to be paid. 

The measuring Cowle was produced and read, wherein it is express'd measure 
upon every Pagoda's worth of grain, which words cannot [have] any other construc- 
tion than that the buyer ought to allow a measure on every Pagoda that he buys, 
otherwise several! people might jo[yne] together to buy a Garse, and afterwards by 
dividing it among them [to] defraud the Measurer of his duty, and further it appears 
that the [pre]sent Farmer did relinquish the two fanams %> Garse of the buyer, 
[granted] him by the former Cowle, which we then did understand to be upon acco*. 
of his receiving the measure upon every Pagoda. 

Agreed that the measuring Farmer do continue to receive that [due] as he has 
hitherto done. 



The joynt stock Merchants having fully compleated their former Contract, and 
positively refusing to undertake any further unless we [give] them the same price, 
alledging that whilst the scarcity and dearness of grain continues they cannot con- 
sent to an abatement, it was [taken] into consideration, the great Tonnage we have 
upon our hands and the necessity we are under of getting in as many course goods as 
possible, and finding nobody that is willing or indeed able to answer our expectation 
but the present sett of men we deal with. 

Agreed that we will give them the same price for all they bring in, in time for 
the shipping of this season, provided their goods come ex[aet]ly up to muster, and 
this we hope will be some encouragement to them to exert themselves in bringing in 
as large quantitys as possible. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
"W M . Jenntngs. 
Bern d . Benion. 
William "Warre. 

Bec d . a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r & Council of [Fort St.] David 
dated the 2 d inst*. • 

Dispatch'd by Tappj 7 s Generall Letters to the President & Council in 
Bengali & Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam both of yesterdays date. 

Dispatch'd by Tappys a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r & Counc 11 . 
at Fort 8*. David dated the 8 th instant. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



211 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NO VEMBER 1712 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison EsqA Gov r . & Pkesid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

"William Wakre. 

The Secretary pays into Cash Two hundred Thirty Four Pagodas being for per- 
mission of passage for the following persons on ship Dartmouth for England Viz*. 



Monday 
the 10th. 



M rs . Cooper 

M r . Warres two children 

Cap*. Cradooks son 

M 1 '. Beauvoir 

Cap*. Davis & Son 

M rs . Cooke & M r . John Cooke 



Pag' 



Pag s . 

234. pel in by 
the Seeiy. 


for permis- 
sion of pass- 
engers on ship 
Dartmouth. 



Pags. 234 



Lewis Melique Parmer of the wine License pays into Cash One hundred Pagsioopdin 
Pagodas on that acco*. ' Ke^LTj 



Henry Davenport Warehouskeep 1 ' reads his acco*. for the month of Septemb 1 ', Warehouse 

not having been able to perfect it sooner, because he has been buisily employd in septr. read, 
the dispatch of the Dartmouth. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeeper lays before the Board an acco 4 . of what Europe and Warehouse 

Country Gunpowder there is remaining in the Garrison and of what ingredients he before ye ay8 

has now in his possession for making more. ^ o ° e a o r t d a f n 

what Europe 
& Country 
Gunpowder 
there is in ye 
Garrison. 
[No] more 
Saltpetre to 
be issued out 
[till] we have 
a further 
supply. 
Martin produ- 
ces ye Whse 
aects, March 
170^ where- 
in Mr. Ra- 
worth [pays] 
in consider- 
ably more yn 
he had sold 
goods for, 
wch. not be- 
ing customa- 
ry he hopes 
it may be 
accot6d [to] 
be in part of 
their ioynt 

balle. 
Tonappa to be 
examd. parti- 
cularly into 
)'s. affair. 
Colloway 
Chitty Farmr 
of Egmore 
desires an 
allowance for 



Agreed that no more Saltpetre be issued out on that acco 4 . till we have a further 
supply from Bengali being apprehensive that we shall want wherewithall to kentilage 
our ships for Europe. 

"William Martin produces the Warehouse acco'. for the month of March in the 
year 170 8-9 and prays the Board to take notice that Eobert Raworth then Warehous- 
keep 1 '. who came to the sole management of the Warehouse in the month of Jan ry . 
pays in considerably more mony in the aforesaid month, than he had sold goods for 
since his coming to the Warehouse, so that consequently he could not be so much in 
Cas [h] and as it has never been known that a Warehouskeep 1 '. paid in more than he 
had in his hands, he hopes it may be taken for granted that the overplus was paid in 
in part of the ballance of their ]oynt Warehouse acco ts . tb6 by omission the distinc- 
tion is not made when the mony was paid in., and upon examination finding what 
M\ Martin asserts to be matter of fact. 



Ordered that Mess". Frederick, Davenport & Benyon do 
particularly upon this affair. 



examine Tonappa 



Collaway Chitty Farmer of Egmore &c" Villages produces his Cowles wherein 
there is a clause incerted that in case the usual rains should not fall, then an allow- 
ance is to be made them for the loss they shall sustain thereby, they proving the 
~" upon oath. 



tained for 
want of ye 
ritual rainB. 



212 



Records of Fort St. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1718- 



Ordd. yt. he 
give in an 
accot. of their 
produce. 
Sea Customer 
pays in 3000 
fags- 
Genii Lre 
from Ft. St. 
David read & 
their bill of 
Excha for 
477 Pag* 
ordd to be 
paid Mr. 
Frederick. 
Conaea Suba 
delivers in a 
petitn in the 
Mayors 
Court. 



Wchis 
referrd to 
furthr 
oonsidn. 



Orderd that he do deliver in such an acoo*. as he is ready to swear to, of what 
the said Villages produc'd. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash Three Thousand Pagodas on that 
acco 1 . 

Generall letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 ' & Council of Fort S'. David dated 
the 2 d instant read advising their having drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Four 
hundred Seventy seven Pagodas payable to M r Thomas Frederick which bill being 
now presented is accepted and orderd to be paid when due. 



Conaea Suba delivers in a petition of appeal from a judgment in the Mayors 
Court, which was read, and M r . Jennings present Mayor being requir'd to give the 
Board a state of the case, declares that the party in contempt of the Court refusing 
to appear, they did proceed to judgment it being a standing rule in cases of this 
nature. 

This affair referrd to further consideration and enquiry. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick, 
Hew. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 



Uth 



Beceived the following Generall Letters Vizt. . 
From the Chief & Council of Snrat dated y e 5 th Sept r . 
From the Presid*. & Counc 11 . of Bengali dated 15 th d°. 
From M r . Thorn 8 . Phillips at Ballasore dat d . 26 th d°. 
From the Cheif & Couno 11 . of Vizagap m . dated 17 th ult° 
From M r . Thomas Faucet at Maddapoll m . dat d . 26 th d°. 



At a Consultation 



Thurs- 
day the 
13th 



Presidtacqis 
yi. Board yt 
he has [re] 
coverd 8 
Europe 
Desertrs 
& prevaild 
wth two 
young lads 
of ye number 
to confess 
yo ringlead". 



Present 

EdwARD Harrison Esa E . Govern 8 & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport, 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

The President acquaints the Board that he has recoverd and brought back five 
Europe deserters that were got half way to Arcot, and also three others that went 
along the sea shore as farr as Sadrass, & that upon examination of two young lads 
Thomas Howard & Timothy Pearsons that were of the number, he has by promise 
of pardon prevaild with them to confess who were the ringleaders. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 213 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712- 



They declare that Thomas Diggins perswaded them by severall arguments to They deoiare 
enter in a list which he shewd them of near twenty more that had determind to go {JiJj£ s s 
with the first opportunity, and particularly he insisted that there was a Letter in perswaded 
Town from Ensign Kirkbred who deserted some time ago from Fort S*. David, i^ 'a LkT of 
encouraging all his country men to come to him in the Moors service, with assur- abot 20 more 
ances that they should receive pay from thirty to forty and fifty Kup s . <$* month. shewd" >-m 

assuring ym 
they ohoud 
have from 30 
to40& 50 
Eups a month 
in the Moors 
service, 

Severall persons nam'd in the forementiond accusation and particularly Thomas theringiead- 
Diggins, John Wall, William Wilkins, Anthony Johnson & Peter Capallee being the whole 9 
examind, eonfess'd the whole matter and submitted to mercy, making some very matter & 
trivial excuses and seeming to intimate that there was a great number of the Garrison mercy. 
in the same mind only waiting an opportunity to desert, but not being able to pro- 
duce auv proof we think it more prudent to let that matter drop, and upon debate 
came to the following resolutions. 

That Thomas Diggins having formerly deserted from Fort S*. David to our Thos. 
Chingee enemies during the time of the warr, for which he was mercifully pardond, ^f ^f te 
and now having us'd his utmost endeavours to seduce as many as he could to gantlet 
accompany him the second time, and also coutriv'd means to assist other deserters ITtei^L' 
that were in prison w th instruments to dig their way out in order to go with him, to ^ 
appears to us to be a very dangerous person that will stick at nothing, wherefore it oS^d d &° 
is agreed that be do run the gantlet very severely, and that he be afterwards kept in nobody 
safe custody, and not permitted to see or discourse with any of the Military till oonverse°witb 
further order. him. 

That John Wall, William Wilkins, Anthony Johnson, and Peter Capallee do all y^Ul™ 11 
run the gantlet having been the ringleaders of the rest. 

That John Simpson, Benjamin Caldey, & John Drakely who deserted to Sadrass 8othrsto_ 
do fliDg the die, and only one of them be punishd, and that the two lads who eonfess'd & tutoneof 
be pardon'd and the Cap" 1 , of the Guard being calld in was directed to put these theu 
orders in execution. 



puiiish'd, 



pardonfl . 

The ballance due from Mathew Empsons Warehouse aeco*. taken into consider- Mr. E.i.psons 
ation, and the reports formerly made thereupon revie [wed] which not appearing so ^^ e \^* 
plain and satisfactory as to warrant a final decision of tbat affair. considerate 

Agreed that Mess 1 '*. Thumas Frederick & Bernard Benyon do revise the joint Messrs. F re - 
stock Merchants acco ts . from the beginning Anno 1704 in order if possible to set this Benyo n & to 
matter in a true light bv a further report thereof to the Board. revue th* 

D J x joynt stock 

inerchis. 
aoots. 

The following Generall Letters receivd read. Genu. Lies. 

° read. 

ffrom the Cheif & Council of Surat, dated 5"' Sept', acquainting that the SuraUdvis- 
Generall & Council at Bombay have sent out the ships Mon[tague] Heathcote & ^hlnd 
Litchfeild with orders to intercept all the ships they meet with all belonging to Montague & 
Abdull Gafore, for satisfaction for the monv that was forcibly taken from the Old ™! a ! heo ,. t t art ' 

' . * */ gone ouc to 

Company and given him. intercept 

1 " " - . Abdull 

Gafores ships. 

ffrom the President & Council in Bengali, dated y c 15" 1 Sept 1 , advising the Ben g"- acqts. 
Government still continues in the utmost confusion, and that there lias been severall tr/awi ° oun " 
skirmishes between Zoudee Cawne & the TDuan] in which the former has had the contina ^ in 

, , . L J oonfusn. & yt 

better. Zoadee Cawne 



igob; 
better of 
theDuan. 



1712—54 



214 



Records of Fort St. George 



Eallasore to 
accompa ye 
Bengll packet 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712 

ffrom M\ Thomas Philips Resident at Ballassore, dated the 26 th Sept r . to for- 
ward the Bengali packet. 



vizagpm. ffrom the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam, dated the 17 th ult°. acquainting us 

th f e° r have B y ' ^ iat ^ ie y luive ^ een °blig'd to present Ananterauze and some other Bajah's to the 
tepnotiig'd amount of One hundred & seventy Pagodas, & promising more care in their package 



Mr Th0Sj ffrom M . Thomas Faucet at Maddapoll™., dated the 26 t!l ult°. advising that he 

Fsueetad'vis- has forty bales of Callicoes ready, which he designs to send up by a. ship of Banga- 
4o g ha y 'of 6 as rauzes bound hither in Decemb r and that the rem' 1 ', of the investment lies ready, at 
CaiHoes an( j near Ingeram. 



Colloway 
Chitty pays 
in 1300 Pass 
i n part of 
the rent of 
Bgtnore. 



Colloway Chitty Benter of Egmore, etc' 1 ., villages pays into Cash Thirteen 
hundred Pagodas in part of what he owes on that acco [ . 



e. harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W\ Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 

19th Beceivd by Tappvs a Generall Letter from the President and Council in 

Bengali, dated the 30 U1 Sept 1 '. 1712, 



At a Consultation 



Thurs- 
day v e 
20th 



Letter from 
Bengll. read. 



[ • * * ] 
[ . . . ] 



Mint aeot. 

read. 

Storekeepr. 
read e his aoet. 
& Tpayjs 

in 2000 Pags. 



Present 

Edward Harrison Esa R . Gov R . & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Generall Letter from the President and Council in Bengali, dated the 30 th Sep- 
temb r . read, giving an acco 1 . of the French ships and their proceedings off Point 
Palm eras. 

That the troubles in Bengali still continue, the armys at Hughly having had 
severall skirmishes. 

That they have twelve hundred bales in the Godowns towards loading the 
Darby . 

Also read two copys of Letters receivd from Patna, dated 23 a July & 2z A Aug st . 
giving an acco*. of their then circumstances, and the likelyhood there is of a sum of 
mony being demanded from them. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmast 1 . reads his Mint acco'. for last month. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that aceo'. for last month and pays into Cash 
Two Thousand Pagodas acco 4 . Stores sold. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 



215 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712- 



Kittee Narran Gentue Merchant formerly Cheif Dubash to the Hon blr . Company 
delivers in a petition wherein he setts forth that by the will of his deceasd brother 
Vincatty Puttee he was appointed sole Trustee and has hitherto faithfully discharg'd 
the trust reposd in him, but having lately reeeivd severall injurys and affronts from 
the widow and children of the deceasd, who have accus'd him of ill practices, and 
acting contrary to the tenor of the will he prays that persons may be appointed to 
inspect the acco ts . of what he has transacted, and that if it appears he has acted 
unfaithfully he submits to such penaltys as the Board shall think fit to inflict, and if 
he has dischargd his trust honestly, humbly desires that the same may be registerd 
for his justification hereafter. 

Qrderd that the said Kittee Narran do deliver in his acco ts . to be translated, and 
that his brothers eldest son be summon'd to attend next Consultation. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Fredebick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw u . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
BERN r . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatchd & Pattamarr a Generall letter to the Cheif and Council of Anjengo 
inclosing Letters to be by them forwarded to the Agent and Council at Isphawne 
and Cheif and Council of Gombroone all of this days date. 

Sloop Expedition John Hutton Master arrivd from Malacca by whom rec a . a 
Generall Letter from the Supra Cargoes of ship Howland at [y*] Port dated y e 23 d . 
ult°. by whom we learn the death of Cap*. Cooke. 

Reeeivd by Tappys the following Generall Lette rs . 

Prom the Dep ty . Govern 1 " and Council of Fort S\ David dated the 15 th inst*. 
From M. r . Philip Noden at Metehlepatam dated y J 1 th d°. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov e . and Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre 
Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper reads that acco*. for last month. 

William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco*. for last month Vizt : — 
Custom on goods imported and exported . . Pag s . 3,291 : 33 : 60 

Custom on grain . . . . . . „ 780 : 18 : 50 

Anchorage . . . . . . . . „ 65 : 18 : — 

Tonnage .. ... .. .. „ 157: 4: — 



Kittee 
Na rran's 
petition 
concern?, 
his broth'' 
Vinoitty 
Puttees 
estate. 



Ordd. yl. he 
do delivr. L 
ye acct. of 
said Estate. 



22b 



23„ 



Pag 8 . 4,295 : 2 : 36 



and pays into Cash Two Thousand Pagodas on acco*. Sea Customs. 
Edward Bulkley Paymaster reads that acco* 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Diet 
Diet stores laid in 
Charges Generall 
Horse f urniture for 6 saddles 
Vizagapatam Factory 
Fort S*. David 
York Fort 
Eepairs of Fortifications, & ea . 



r last month 


Vizt :— 


• • Fag s 


1,884 : 9 


• • j> 


456: 32 




217 : 21 




476 : 33 




40: 12 




11: 24 




6: 20 


» 


3: 25 


>» 


10) : 8 



Monday 
24 th 



Warehouse 

aoct. for Octr, 

read. 

Sea Custom 

accot. for 

Octr. read. 



2000 Pags. 
paid in 
Paymrs, aocj. 
for Oetr. 
read. 



216 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712- 



Mint 

Charges Cattle 
New Guard house 
New Hospitall 
Charges Extra ordo' 



Pag\ 128: 35 

190: 22 

710: 14 

10: 31 

37: 33 



Pag 8 . 4,277: 31 



Generall 
Lettrs. read, 
lort St. 
David datd. 
15th instt. 



Supra Cargoes 
of ye How- 
land advising 
there being 
safe at 
Malacca. 



MetcnJepru. 
datd. ycllth 
instt. 

the Soldiers 
to he cloathed 
at Invoice 
prioe. 

Sloop 
Expedit". 
to he sent to 
Ft St David. 

Mrs. Wille- 
boorts petitn. 
taken into 
considn. & 
agreed to 
write to Ft. St 
D. to be 
inf ormd of it. 

Generall 
q : )cels wth 
Ft St David 
deld. in by ye 
Aeoomptt. & 
ordi'd. to be 
sent thithr. 
to be adjuBted 

Arrack 
Farmrs pay 
in 316: 24. 
200 Pags. 
advancd ye 
boatmen- 
Sloop Mary 
to be loaden 
wth bales 
from Ft. St. 
David & sent 
hithr 

3C00 Fags, 
advancd >e 



583 : 12 pd in 

by ye Tobacco 

Farmrs. 

Pa g. 136 :2i 

pd in by y« 

measurg : 

farmer 



The following Generall Letters read 

ffrom the Dep ty . Govern 1 " & Council of Fort S*. David dated the 15 th Inst*. 
w th a demand for severall stores wanting and advices that they have received the Ten 
Thousand Pagodas sent them by Mussoola the 10 th inst*. they add that their Mer- 
chants are in extreme forwardness with their goods & that in few days thev will 
send us a full acco 1 . of their proceedings in order to recover the Eenters debt, which 
they hope will prove satisfactory and further desire to know if their soldiers must 
have the cloth for their eloaths at prime cost, or with the addition of fifty five \& Cent, 
ffrom Mess 1 s . Joseph Bullock & John Horsmonden Supra Cargoes of ship 
Howland dated the 22" ulr . at Malacca, advising their return from Aeheea thither 
and their reasons for so doing that they intended to have saild the 10 tk uit". had 
they not received advices from Bengali of the French ships, whereupon they have 
determind to wait for the Dutch ships daily expected, and bought this sloop to give 
us timely notice of their Intentions. 

ffrom M r . Philip Noden at Metchlepat 1 ". dated the 11 th . inst*. with advice 
that the rains have almost wash'd down the Factory. 

Agreed that our Hon bl " Masters orders being, that. their servants shall have what 
is necessary for their cloathing out of the Warehouse at Invoice price, the Soldiers 
above all ought to have the benefit of s d . order as lying under the greatest necessitys. 

Orderd that sloop Expedition beforementiond that came from Malacca be forth- 
with sent to Fort S r David to be well caulkd & fitted and that Storekeeper do lade 
upon her such stores as they have wrote for 

M rs . "Willeboorts petition enterd after Consultation of the 27 ni ult°. taken into 
consideration and she seeming to ground her claim upon allowances having been 
made to others in the like cases which we know nothing of. 

Agreed to write to Fort S 1 . David to be further informed of the matter. 

The Accomptant delivers in the Fort S*. David Journall parcels diawn out from 
the time of the Union of the two Comp ;ls . which are .Agreed to be sent them down in 
order to adjust the differences mentiond in the Letter receivd by this years 
shipping from the Hon ble Companys Accomptants in England. 



Gruapa &c ;i . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred & sixteen Pag 8 , 
twenty four fanams oh that acco*. 

Agreed that the Warehousekeeper do advance Two hundred Pagodas to the 
boatmen. 

Agreed that a Letter be wrote to Fort S*. David to send away sloop Mary with 
a Cargo of bales under Gentue marks and numbers with all expedition to help towards 
the dispatch of an early ship from hence. 

Oederd that Three Thousand Pagodas be advancd Edward Bulkley Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred and Eighty 
Three Pagodas twelve fanams on that acco 1 . 

Pouncala Kistna Farmer of the Measuring Duty pays into Cash One hundred 
thirty six Pagodas twenty four fanams on that acco*. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 217 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 171-2- 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frbderiok. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benton. 
William Warre. 

Ship Marlbro returnd into the road. 2 4th 

Dispatched the following Generall Letters all of this days date. „, 

To the Generall and Council at Bombay. 
To the Cheif & Council of Surat. 
To the Dep'y. Govern 1, & Council of Fort S*. David & 
To M r . Thomas Faucet at Maddapollarn. 
Received a Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern', and Council at Fort S'. 26th 
David dated 22 d inst*. 

Ship Harriot Cap*. John Jones Comm r . arrivd from Vizagapatam by w[hich] 27th 
receivd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council there dated y e 19 th inst'. 

Received by Tappys a General Letter from M r , Thomas Faucet at Maddapollarn 
dated the 1 st . inst . 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq, 1 : Govern* & Presid 1 '. Friday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 28th 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benton. 

William Warre. 

The Accomptant reads the Journall parcels for September. Joumei.^xsei 

The following Generall Letters receivd now read. oSSST* 

read. 

ffrom the Dep ,y . Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S\ David dated the 22 d . inst'. ffrom Fort St. 
advising that the violent rains had done great damage to their buildings in generall, ° d a v ^ 
and particularly wash'd down part of the Consultation room and Uospitall, and that damage done 
they expect the remainder to fail if the rains continue with other great damages rairfs! V1 °' ent 
among the black inhabitants houses. 

ffrom M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Maddapollarn dated the 1 st . inst. advising his ffrom Mr 
intentions to return to Ingeram, where the Investment goes well forward and that weranf 
he has loaden thirty nine bales on board one of the Rajahs ships bound hither with acqtg U3 yt 

„„<■>,■-„ Inyestmt. is 

gram. in good for . 

wardness. 

ffrom the Cheif & Council of Vizagap 1 ". dated the 19 th inst'. to accompany ffrom 
sixteen bales & ship Harriot. vizagapm. 

^Harriot wth 
16 bales. 

Agreed that orders be given to Fort St. David to pull down such buildings as orders to be 
are in apparent danger of falling upon those peoples heads that lodge in them, and gJTentoFtSt. 
that they provide a quantity of bricks and chinam at the best hand as soon as the down wt 
rains are over. buildings 

are in danger 

Generall Letter to the Dep tv . Govern r . & Councill at Fort S'. David dated this L» to m 
day «jj* sloop Expedition read, approv'd and signd. Bt d<i. read & 

Henry Davenport Warehouakeep'. pays into Cash Twelve Thousand Pag B . in Warehous- 
part of six chests of silver sold bv order of Consultation of the 6 tb inst'. *ee-p<\ pays 

■T J into Cash 



1712—55 



12000 Paga. 



218 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NO VEMBER 1712- 



the method of 
paying in 
mony promis- 
cuously for 
silver & goods 
eold being 
ineonvent. 

Ordd.yt it be 
■iptioly 

Bpecifyd in ye 
entry for ye 
future. 
Prsidt. aeqts. 
the Board 
wth his 
endears, to 
compound 
ye Metehlepm 
debt. 



That Quolla 
Vincatrama 
having a 
considerable 
share in ye 
debt & being 
in great 
etreights for 
mony. 



has offerd to 
compound his 
part in 
proportn. as 
40000 pags. 
is to the 
whole debt. 



And whereas it appears to us upon the late thor6 examination of the Warehouse 
aeeo ts . for several! years past, that the method formerly usd of the Warehouskeep' 8 . 
paying in money promiscuously for silver & goods sold is attended with many inconve- 
niencys that make it difficult to revise the said acco ts . in order to discover such 
frauds as have crept in by negligence and mismanagement. 

Agreed & Ordered that for the future all mony for silver sold shall be paid into 
Consultation apart, and particularly speeify'd as in the foregoing entry, so that it will 
plainly appear to the Hoard when and how all silver orderd to be sold is fully paid for. 

The President acquaints the Board that he has pursuant to the Hon ble Companys 
orders by the last shipping been strenuously endeavouring to compound the new 
Comp as . Metchlepatam debt on as low terms as possible and that finding the persons 
concernd had enterd into an agreement and firmly bound themselves under severe 
penaltys to stand by each other, and not treat apart for their respective shares, be 
thought it might be of singular service to break the knot of them, by prevailing with 
one of the most considerable to compound. 

Accordingly one Quolla Vincatrama son of Quolla Vinketadry deceasd, who has 
in his own name and other peoples severall shares in the aforesaid debt amounting to 

fa 

six Thousand Five hundred Eighty Five Pagodas nl, and being condemnd in a fair 
arbitration by the heads of his cast to pay a large sum of mony which he is indebted 
to Harreapa Braminy, which he cannot comply with unless he disposes of his severall 
shares in the new Companys bonds, but must lie and perish in prison, and execution 
warrant having been granted against him. 

And the said Quolla Yincatrama having offered to sell and make over his seve- 
rall shares in debt aforesaid to the President for the sum of Four Thousand & Five 
Pagodas, which is in proportion as Forty Thousand Pagodas is to the whole debt of 
sixtv Five Thousand seven hundred Sixty Five Pagodas, which was the principall 
sum owing Anno 1704/5, as appears upon Consultation dat d . y e 5 th Feb ry provided he 
the said Quolla Vincatrama may be protected and saved harmless from the fore- 
mentiond obligation, which he formerly enterd into with the rest of the persons 
concerned, the President offers to a debate whether this be not a good opportunity to 
make a beginning in hopes that the rest will follow. 

After a thorS debate upon this affair, in which it was made appear by sufficient 
testimony that the late Grovern r . Pitt did offer Forty Five Thousand Pagodas six year 
ago, and considering that these people have been out of their mony ever since, that 
there is very near as much interest due as principall, and that most of the people 
concernd are so overwhelmd with debts, that they are grown in a manner desperate 
and ripe for any mischief, have thought fit to come to the following resolutions : 

That this opportunity of compounding with Quolla Vincatrama is too fair and 
reasonable to be neglected. 

That the Presid 1 . do agree this matter, and purchase the debt for the Hon bIe . 
Comp a . in his own name, taking full discharges according to the Grentue manner, 
because the bonds are lodgd at Metchlepatam and cannot at present be come at. 

That this Board will always protect Quolla Vincatrama & his family from all 
damages that may be pretended by the rest of the persons concernd in this debt on 
acco'- of the obligation, which he formerly enterd into, not to dispose of the whole or 
anv part of his shares without their ioynt consent, as we think it very unreasonable 
that the said Quolla Vincatrama should be obligd to perish in prison for want of 
wherewithall to satisfy his just debts, because he is fallen into circumstances which 
he did not foresee when he enterd into the Obligation, and the President declares he 
sent for all those Merchants concernd in the new Companys debt that are now upon 
the place, declard the nature of this affair to them, and ask'd them if they would 
supply him with a sum of mony to save him from lying in prison, but 
thev absolutely lefus'd to advance him any thing. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 219 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1712 

Kesolv'd further that it be one article in the agreement whenever the remainder 
of this debt is compounded, that the forementiond obligation to stand by each other 
be deliverd up. 

Orderd that the Aceomptant do make up the aeco'. of wages due to the Madda- Madapm. 
pollam Braminy, and that what appears to be due to him be paid. wl^esk^be 

made up 

Kittee Narran and his Nephew appearing before the Board, and repeating his Kittee Narran 
request that we would appoint proper persons to inspect his acco ts . relating to the again requests 
estate of his brother A"inc3ttee Puttee deceas'd. appoint^ 

sons to inspect 
ye aeets. of his 
brothr. Vin- 



Orderd that Moodu Kama, Colloway Chitty, Cuoda Mull, and Nana Verago * persons 
Chitty, four eminent Merchants of as good character as any in the place, do fairly "n™ ° r yt 
examine all the acco ts . relating to the aforesaid Estate, of which Kittee Narran has 
been sole Trustee, that Paupa Braminy Cheif Dubash & Harreapa head Conicoply at 
the Sea Gate be present, & assisting to exaaiine the said acco t3 . and that thev do 
make a report whether Kittee Narran has complyd with the tenor of the will, accord- 
ing to their customs, and renderd a just and fair acco*. of the Estate. 

Mess rs . Thomas Frederick, Henry Davenport, and Bernard Benyon report Messrs. 
pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 10 th inst*. that they have examind Tonapa Davenport 
in the presence of the Grovern r concerning the Three Thousand Eive hundred & seven & Ben 7° n 
Pag s one fanam & one cash over paid by Kobert Haworth Warehouskeep 1 . in March TonapZ 
170-|, who Answerd that he was very sure it was M r . Baworths own mony, and not de ^ ares /a 
paid it in part of the ballance due from William Martin & Kobert Baworth joynt m by Mr. 
Warehouskeep 1 ' 8 . but Tonapa has been guilty of so much prevarication, and so many m^oVo* 
vile actions that there is little dependance to be had upon his word or oath. more yu he 

has reod was 
actually his 
own & not in 
part of ye 
joynt 
ballance. 

The joynt stock Merchants calld in and a tender made them of all the imbost imbossed 

cloth except what we keep for presents, because they may have no cause to complain, to°ye° er 

that it's going into other hands should prejudice their sales of Broadcloth, the ^"yhj™* 

utmost that they offerd was thirty Pag s . & peice which we do not think is what it noTnoreyn 8 

will sell for and therefore Agreed to put it up at publick sale. 3 ° allied it 

be sold at 
Outcry. 

The joynt stock Merchants representing the very large quantity of Broadcloth [ . . . ] 
now in their GrodowLS unsold, & praying a supply of Cash to enable them to bring in 
Callicoes with the greater expedition. 

Agreed that Twelve Thousand Pag s . be advancd them. 12,000 Pags 

paid ye 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash Two Thousand Pagodas on that SeaOnstomr 

aCOO'. pays in 2000 

Pags. 

Edmund Bugden delivers in a paper in answer to the report given by Mess' s . [Edmund]. 
Beauvoir, How, Scattergood & Legg of the affair between him and the Proprietors |Si«fc in a 
of the Pegue joynt stock. paper ' 

relating 
to ye Pegue 
joynt stock. 

Agreed that the thoro examination of all the acc t8 . depending be referrd to y tve . 
Mess 1 ' 5 . Thomas Frederick & William Warre, ihia Board not having sufficient leisure thoSaoMia. ' 

for that DUrp08e referrd to 

r r Messrs. 

Frederick & 
Warre. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 IS 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Buxklet. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Sloop Expedition saild for Port S*. David by whom sent a Generall Letter of 
this days date to the Dep tJ . Govern 1- , and Council there. 

Ship Maddapollam belonging to Cornapa Chitty saild for Ganjam. 

Ship Jaggernaicalu, Yellee Chitty Kistna Tandell saild for Ditto. 

Eeceiv'd by Tappys a Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ", of Fort S l . David dated 
the 26 th . inst'. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

December Edward Harrison EsoA Govern" & Presid 1 . 

T E° N i°f Y Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bdlkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Cae £aoot. Edward Harrison Esq r . Presid*. reads his acco 4 . of the E 4 . Hon ble . United 

read. m ' Comp as . Cash for last month, ballance being Eighteen Thousand Six hundred Sixty 

Three Pag s . twenty fanams and five cash, 

a Lettr. from A Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . of Fort S*. David dated the 26 th . ult°. read 

Mr Raworth w } ier ein he acquaints the Board that the dangerous condition the Fort house was in 

to be reim- had oblig'd him to retire to the Garden, which he found to be no better than the other, 

Paesfwchhe an( * therefore has been oblig'd in a manner to rebuild it, the care of which he took 

has expended upon himself and has compleated it for Five hundred and Fifty Pagodas, which he 

ye g'aXn ° f prays may be repaid him out of tbe Cash. 

house. 

Agreed it be Agreed that an answer be returnd acquainting him that he ought first to have 

butyt"be be apply" d to this Board for permission ; That the mony be repaid him in consideration 
acqta. he J> ]j ls f ru g a l management, but that it shall be no precedent for the future, That 
have "under- the proper buisness must not be taken out of the Paymasters hands, tho the Govern r . 
took it wthout w j]i always <Jo an acceptable peice of service, in having a strict eye over his manage- 
ment ; That the particulars of this building be deliverd to the Paymast 1 '. to be 
enterd in his acco ts . and the mony to be issued by him, which is the established 
method of the service, and therefore we cannot consent to have it inverted, such 
alterations being generally attended with ill consequences and made use of for 
private ends. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davbnport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bui.kley. 
Bern 11 . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to y e . Dep ty . Govern', of Fort S\ David of this- 
days date. 



SlOIi 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 221 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq b . Govern 11 . & PreoId t . Thursday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 41H - 

William Martin. Edward Bulkxey. 

William Jennings, Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . and Council of Fort S'. David of this days Lre to Ft st 
date read, approvd and signd. Ddieadft 

The President acquaints the Board that he has conipleated the agreement with The p re8 idt 
Quolla Vincatrama mentiond in Consultation of the 28 th . ult°. being to pay only * cqts d y h e 
Fifteen hundred Pagodas in hand, and the remaining] when he makes plain proof [agreed] wth 
of his title to the severall shares [he] pretends to which cannot well be done till the ^°^ a f ^ r in " 
rest of the Merchants come up from Metchlepatam. [isoo] Pa g s. 

in hand & 
ye residue wn 
he proves his 
title. 

Quolla Vincatrama declares before the Board that he is fully satisfye \ with the Qnoiia Vin- 

agreement, and delivers in a discharge in full w ch . is Enterd after this Consultation, "j 8 ^™* 

and this affair having been transacted in the Presidents name, he hereby relinquishes himself if 

all rights and title to the said bargain which was made for the Hon b1e . Comp a3 . acco 4 . ^ n ath' a d s ve n 

done & ye 
affair having 
been 

transacted in 
ye Govrs 
name he 
relinquishes 
all right 
thereto. 

Agreed that Fifteen hundred Pagodas be paid Quolla Vincatrama in part of 1500 p ag s. to 
the sum mentiond in the forgoing discharge. Quoiia 8 Vin- 



Moodu Rama, Colloway Chitty, Choda Mull, and Nairn Verago Chitty (the y e .sons 
persons to whom the examination of Narrains acco*. of Vincatty Puttees estate was ^ n speot ed t0 
referrd) deliver in their report which is as Enterd after this Consultation, wherein Narrans 
they award the aceo 18 . to be just and fair, and that he has in all respects comply ed brother" 1S 
with the tenor of the will, and the sons of the deceasd Vincatty Puttee being sent y^atty 
for in declare that they are well satisfied with this award, and desire their Uncle to reporTym to 
continue the management of this affair till the time mentiond in the will is expird. be J UBt& fair - 

Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper pays into Cash five thousand Pag\ on the eoooPags.pd. 
following Acco ts . Viz* 

In full of six ches 
Council of the 
Acco*. goods sold out of the Warehouse . . . . . . 2309 : 3 : — 



Whsekr. 



In full of six chests of silver sold Sunca Rama by order of 

Council of the 6 th ult°. . . . . . . Pag«. 2690 : 33 :- 



Pag'. 5000 : — :— 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Devenport. 
W 8 *. Martin. 
Edw u . Btjlkley. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warbe. 



222 Records of Fori St. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1718- 



Know ail men by these presents that I Quolla Vincatrama Merchant son and 
heir of Quolla Vinketadry late Cheif Dubash to the Hon ble . the New Company at 
Metehlepatani have bargaind and sold and do hereby bargain, sell and make over to 
the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq/. Govern r . [of] Madrass, all my severall shares 
and proportions in the new Comp as debt due by bond to the Merchants of Metehle- 
patani, Maddapollam &c a which severall shares are as follows Viz*. Ballance of the 
Eedwood acco*. in the name of Quolla Narso, Pag s . eight hundred and sixteen ten 
fanams and a half ; my share under Madulla Naggappa &c a Merchants two thousand 
pagodas, my share under Naira Kala Pully Simbaloo &o a Merchants two thousand 
one hundred Pag 8 ., a particular share under Naira Kala Pully Simbaloo of five 
hundred Pag s . to be paid out of his share, and a ballance due to me m my fathers 
name one thousand one hundred & sixty nine Pag s . § fa , amounting altogether to six 
thousand five hundred eighty five Pag s . eleven fanams and |, in consideration of 
which the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq 1 ', is to pay me ready money in proportion as 
Forty thousand Pag s . is to Sixty five thous d . seven hundred sixty five Pag s . which is 
four thousand and rive Pag 8 , that is to say fifteen hundred Pag s . at the signing and 
sealing hereof, and the rest as soon as I prove my right and title to the forementiond 
shares, and I do declare myself fully satisfied and contented with this bargain, which 
is made voluntarily and without any compulsion, from the said Edward Harrison 
Esq 1 ', to whom I do by these presents make over all my right and title to the fore- 
mentiond sums. Since the foregoing I have agreed that the remainder of the four 
thousand & five Pagl as aforementiond, being two thousand five hundred and five 
Pag s . shall be deposited in the hands of Sunca Moodu Kama, till such time as I shall 
prove my right and title to the aforementioned shares 



Kittee Narran. 

Sunca Moodu Eama. Quolla Vincatrama 

CoLLOWAY ChITTY, 



Translate of an Award given bit the Subscribers, being the Arbitrators appoint- 
ed BY THE H0N BLE . EDW D . HARRISON EgQ B . PRESID 1 . & GOVERN*. &C A COUNCIL 

to decide the controversy between klttee narran, & his brothers sons 
Kittee China Narrapa & Moodu dated 2 d Decemb*. 1712. 
"Whereas yo 1 '. Hon r . &e a orderd us to overhaul and examine the acco*'., bonds, bills, 
wills &c l . relating to the estate of Kittee Vicatty Puttee dec d . under the custody and 
management of Kittee Narran, in order to know whether he has acted according to the 
said wills or repugnant to them & to lay the particulars before the Board, to which 
end we all met and examind the premises, and find that the said Kittee Narran has 
dealt very justly and honestly according to the contents of the said wills. 

The whole amount of the estate intrusted under the care of Kittee Narran is 

Pag. s 17846 : 9 : — . 

Out o! which deducted bad debts of mony lent by Vincatty 

Puttee dec d . 1170: — : — 




16676 : 9 : — 
Interest &c a profits rec d . upon mony laid out by the said Vin- 
catty Puttee dec a . 3436 : — : — 
Ditto gaind by Kittee Narran upon mony he laid out . 4148 : — : — 

24266 : 9 : — 
Sundry charges as ^p acco 1 . deducted . . . . . . 8523 : 21 : 60 



Pag.» . . 15736 : 23 : 20 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 223 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1718- 



the said ballance of fifteen thousand seven hundred & thirty six Pagodas, twenty 
three fanams & twenty cash, and bonds, bills, houses, and gardens in Madrass, and 
those houses, gardens, & banksauls in Port S\ David, Kittee Narran has fully 
deliverd to the aforernentiond Kittee Chinne Narrappa & Moodu. 

The said Vineatty Puttee deceased gave Kittee Timapa a writing under his hand, 
allowing him the interest of one thousand Pag 3 , to enjoy during the time he had the 
management of his estate, which he left him as a Gratuity for his trouble, and it 
being now ten years since he acted as Agent for his sons, the interest amo". to one 
thousand Pag 3 , which he has forgiven them, and they are very well satisfied with the 
contents of this award & have given Kittee Narran a full discharge, and we the 
subscribers being their Arbitrators unanimously award, they shall have no future 
demands on him or his posterity. 

Signed by 
Naiea Vebago Chiity. 
Sunca Moodu Rama. 
Choda Mull, 
colloway chitty 

We Kittee Chinnee Narrapa & Moodu declare to have receivd of Kittee Narran 
the full amo* of our estate in houses, gardens &e a justly and duely and give this as a 
full discharge to him & his posterity. 

Kittee Chinne Naeeapa. 
Moodu. 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter of this date to the Dep iy . Govern 1, & Council of 4th 
Port S*. David. 

Received a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 & Counc 11 . at Port S*. David 5th 
dated y e 1 st inst'. 

Ship Edward & Francis George "Williams Mast r . Arrivd from Vizagapat m , by 
whom rec d . a Generall Letter from y e Cheif & Council there dated the 28 th ult° . 
accompanying one from Beng". dat d . 31 st Oct. 

The Susanna Ketch Francisco Nunez Mast r . arrivd from Bengali. 

Receiv'd by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 ' & Counc". at — 
Port S 4 . David dated the 3 d inst*. 

The Maddapollam Tatch arrivd from Vizagap™. by whom rec d . a Gen". Letter 8th 
from the Cheif & Council there dated the 2 d inst'. 

Ship Recovery "William Hurst Mast 1 ', arrivd from Bengali, by which received a 9th 
Generall Letter from the President & Council there dated the 19 th ult°. 

Received by Tappys a Generall Letter from the Dep w . Govern' and Council of 
Port 8*. David, as also a letter of the same date from the Dep ty . Govern r singly. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edwaed Haebison Esq," : Gov\ & Pbesid t . Wbdnbs- 

Thomas Feedebick. Heney Davenpoet. DAy 

"William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. ^ q th 

"William Jennings. Beenaed Benyon. 

"William "Waebe, 



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■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1718- 



GenU Lres 
read. 

ffrom Beng 1 
data. 31st 
Oot r . and 
19th ulto. 



Ft. St. David 
datd. ye 1st 
3rd and 6 th 
instt. 



ffrom 
Vigagapm. 



28th Ulto 
and 2nd 
inst* 



ffrom ye 
D*y. Govr. 

of Fort St. 
David com- 
plaining ags*. 

i-. Baker. 
Lres to 
BengH. 
Vizagpm. 
Ingeram and 
Metohlepm. 
read and 
signed. 

a Lre from 
Mj. Baker to 
y? Govr. 
complains, 
agst. Cap t . 
Roach. 
[Who] is 
forth wth 
ordd. up 
hithr. 
Sloop 

Expedite, to 
be broke up. 

[La]nd 
Custom", 
aoot, for 
Novr. read. 



The following Grenerall letters received now read. 

ffrom tlie President & Council in Bengali dated 31 st Oetob r & 19 th ult°. advis- 
ing the safe arrivall of ships Kent and Recovery, that they intend to send the Darby, 
Mary & London up hither in Company the beginning of this month for securitys 
sake, that the Darby will be fully loaden, the Mary Kentilagd with about five 
hundred bales to be filled up here, and the Loudon intended for Surat, that they 
have no further news of the French since they left the Coast in Sepf., that the warr 
and troubles still continue to obstruct the trade in all the upper parts of the country 
down as low as Hughly, that they intend the Kent up hither in Jan ry . kentilagd 
and partly loaden with bales, that no Saltpetre is procureable more than will barely 
serve for the forementioned ships, and that they have put the Recovery up for 
Persia according to the Hon ble . Comp as . last directions. 

ffrom the Dep ty . Govern 1 , and Council of Port S*. David dated y e 1 st . 3 rd . & 
6 th . inst'., advising that upon a survey the sloop Expedition sent by the Supra Cargos 
of the Howland from Malacca proves to be so very bad that she is not worth the charge 
of repairing, having been held together only by the sheathing ; that M r . John Beriu 
has paid into Cash Five hundred thirty nine Pag s . thirty one fanains & three cash 
for which they have giv'n a bill payable to M r . Edmund Mountague, that they are 
using their utmost endeavours to recover as much as possible of the Renters debt 
and that they have dispatched the sloop Mary with ninety bales. 

ffrom the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated y e 28 th ult°. & 2 nd inst*. 
advising that there will be fifteen thousand Pag B . in Callicoes ready [to] send up 
by the beginning of Jan iy . that Richard Hordens bill for [ . . . ] hundred 
Pag s . is accepted, and r that they have sent the Maddapollam [yatch] loaden with 
rice upon the Hon ble . Comp as . acco*. 

ffrom the Dep' y . Grovern r . of Fort S*. David dated the 6 th inst . giving acco 1 . 
of M r . Philip Bakers ill behaviour to him upon severall occasions which if true in all 
the particulars is very inexcusable. 

Generall letters to the President and Council in Bengali, Cheif and Council of 
Vizagapatam M\ Thomas Faucet at Ingeram, & M r . Philip Noden at Metchlepatam 
read, approv'd and sign'd. 

A letter from M r . Philip Baker to the President read, wherein [he makes] 
abundance of complaints of ill usage from Leiut'. John Roach as particularly at the 
pay table when he was paying the Military. 

Agreed that Leiut'. Roach be forthwith ordered up hither. 

Agreed that sloop Expedition ba broke up, and the materials [sold] to the best 
advantage. 

William Jennings Land Customer reads that acco 4 . for last month viz'. 



Choultry Ousfcom 
Rubie brokers 
Registering slaves 



Pag 8 . 164 : 29 :— [ : 1 
„ 4: 29:— t 

5: 20: 



J 3 



Pags. 175: 7:-[ :] 



[500] Pags 
paid in . 



and pays into Cash Five hundred Pag 9 , on acco'. Land Custom. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 225 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712- 



Colloway Chitty, &c\ Kenters of Eginore &c\ villages deliver in an acco*. of the B^more S &cl 
produce of the said villages last season which upon examination appearing to be produce an 
true, and amounting to near Sixteen hundred Pag s . ye . Villages' 

[yielded] 
last year. 

Agreed that according to the tenor of the Cowle a reasonable abatement be j^ t re 2 e t d , Hn 
allowed them and that they do only pay Fifteen hundred and Fifty Pag s . for the last aliow'd. 
year, which allowing for the customary charges is the real produce of the said 
villages. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmaster pays into Cash Ninety four Pag s . fourteen Mint ™ a ^, r - pa 
fanams & three cash ace'. Coinage Gold, and delivers [the] Warehouskeeper Two i£& sea 
thousand two hundred seventy eight Hup', ace 1 . Coinage Silver. nt ^' 

delivrs ye 
Whsekr 
Kups 2278 
Coinage 
silver. 

The President and Council in Bengali advising that they have paid Zoudee thePresidt 
Cawne two thousand Madrass Rupees of the five thousand for which they gave wh^kr 
him a bill on this Presidency, the President [returnd] the said two thousand Rupees 20c t °^? s 
to Henry Davenport Warehouskeeper acco*". of Zoudee Cawne, for which sum Bengali cawne. 
Presidency is to be c[red] ited acco'. 

Sunca Rama offers bills of Exchange to Fort 8*. David for Four Thousand Five- ™ s F ° t f | t xoh - 
hundred Pag s . which are accepted and the mony order fed] to be paid him. David for 

r 1000 Pags. 

aocepted. 

Cornapa Chitty pays into Cash twenty eight Pag s . thirty fanams and three [Pags] 28. 30 
oash, on acco'. of anchorage for a ship of his that winterd at Vizagapatam. anoh'orVfT' 

ship at 
Vizagpm, 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 

EDW D . BuLKLEY. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Dispatch'd by Tappys a Generall letter to the Dep' y . Govern 1 ", and Council of \Qr S 
Fort S'. David of this days date, as also the following General Letters dated 
yesterday. 

To the President & Council in Bengali 
To the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam. 
To M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingeram & 
To M r . Philip Noden at Metchlepatam. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison EseA Govern". & Presid t . Tkubsdas 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 11th 

William Martin. Edward Bolklby. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 
1712—57 



226 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST GEORGE, DECEMBER 172 



acqts. ye 
Board of ye 
Sherbornes 
arriyll. at 
Pojitichery. 
[Sloop] Mary 
to be 
forth wth 
reealld. 

Martin 
acqtd. wth ye 
news & Ordd. 
to put his 
Bhip in a 
posture, 
men to be 
kept ready to 
be [sent] of at 



The President acquaints the Board that he ie advisd from Pontichery of the 
Sherbornes arrivall, and that he parted with the two French Ships off Mergen the 
21 st of Octob''. and that they expected to have found them at Pontichery. 

Agreed to dispatch peons and cattamarans along shoar with orders for sloop 
Mary to return to Fort S 4 . David, taking care to pass Pontichery in the night, and 
that no more bales be sent till further orders. 

Cap 1 . Mathew Martin calld in and orderd with the first opportunity to bring 
his ship as near the shoar as possible, where buoys are [to be] laid clear of our 
batterys, to show him how near he may venture [on] occasion. 

Orderd that a hundred of the best men be selected out of [the] Company to 
be ready at a minutes warning to imbarque with best fire arms and ammunition 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William "Warre. 



15* 



Receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Fort S 4 . David 
dated the 1 st inst 4 . 

Receivd a Generall Letter from D°. dated the 11 th inst 4 . as also one of the 
[same] date from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' singly. 

Beceiv'd two Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Fort S 4 . 
David dated the 13 th inst 4 . 



Monday 
15™ 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq 8 . Govern 11 & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin, Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 



[Sea] 
Custoinrs 



William Martin Sea Customer reads that acco 4 . for last month Viz*. 

.. Pag s . 417:26:18 



Custom on goods imported & exported 
Anchorage 



Pag s . 426 : 26 : 18 



[3000] 
Pags. pd. in 

[whskpr] 
aoot.for Novr 
read 
Accots. 
warrt . 
granted Mr. 

Ft *St. D. 
expenoes dd 
[in forj 
furthr. 

examinatn . 



and pays into Cash Three Thousand Pagodas ace 4 . Sea Customs. 

Henry Davenport Warehousekeep r . reads that acco 4 . for last month. 

William Warre delivers in an abstracted acco 4 current outstanding Fort S*. 
David books of last year containing the whole charge of that place and the quantity 
of goods receivd from thence between the last of April 1711 & the first of May 
1712, which is ordered to lie upon the Board for further perusal & examination, in 
order to retrench the extravagant expences, and to make severall other necessary 
regulations, as soon as the shipping of this season is dispatch'd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 227 



-FORI ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712- 



Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' and Couueil of Fort 8'. David da [ted] [Genii. Lie. 

the 10 th 11 th & 13 th inst'. read, advising the arrivall of the Sherborne prize at Ponti- d! G. y & c. 

cherry, and that they daily expect the two French ships, wherefore they have recaild 5i^ & S isth" 

the Mary sloop loaded with bales into the river, not finding it safe to let her turn up ins', read. 
along shoar. 

That they have nine hundred bales imbaled and in the washers hands that their [ • • ■ ] 
Merchants are very pressing for mony goods coming daily in and that they have 
drawn a bill upon us for Five Thousand Pag s . payed to Kitcee Narran &c a . Tevenap m . 
Merchants. 

That they have deliverd our Journall parcels to M r . Farmer iu order to adjust [•■'•] 
the difference in the balJance of their books. 

That they have receivd our two bills of Exchange on Gongana Goontaw [ • • ■ ] 
Vengana for Four Thousand Two hundred Pag s . which are accepted. 

A particular letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 " of Fort S l . David dated the ['...] fromyen.G. 
inst\ read in answer to what wrote him the 3 d , concerning the ballance due from David 
William Martin & Robert Eaworth joynt Warehouskeep 1 '" and the ballance of read 
M r Mathew Empsons Warehouse aeco\ 

Generall letter to the Govern 1 ' and Council of Negapat m . of this days date read, to Negapm 

appro vd, and signd, in answer to theirs dated the '29 th of ( )otob r .where they unreason- that we™ 

ably desire us to deliver up a freeman of their Nation who has resided here some oannot 

years and marryd an inhabitant of this place upon pretence that he was formerly deHvwup ye 

in their service but upon his producing [a] fair discharge from the former freeman they 

GoA'ern 1 ' & Council of Negapatam, and no crime being laid to his charge we have demand " 
thought our selves obligd, to [continue] him under our protection. 

M r . Eaworth s complaint against M r Philip Baker being again taken into MrRaworths 
consideration. ' a^Bata* 

eonsiderd & 

Orderd that the affair examiud in Council at Fort S*. David, and that they do ffi T r M°^ e 
transmit us a full acco t . thereof with what M r . Baker say s in his own defence. w Council at 

Ft. S t . D. 

William Warre acquaints the Board that having obtaind a judgm 4 . against one Executn. 

Druggapa in the Mayors Court, upon which the said Druggapa did appeal to this ™* i6i Mr 

Board, but has Dot since deliverd in his appeal, in the limited time according to wSre 

the rules of the Court, he prays the liberty of taking out an Execution warrant SBSJ^La. 
against him which is agreed to. 

Orderd that Two Thousand Thirty Nine Pag', twelve fanams advancd Edward Pags. 2039: 
Bulkley Payrnast 1 '. to defray Charges Garrison. y !'p d ymr? d 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Btjlklev. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre." 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Govern r and Council of Negap m of this days i5 TH 
date. 

Dispatchd Generall Letters to the Dep ty . Govern 1 , singly & to the Dep ty . Govr. 16th 
and Council of Fort S 1 . David dated this day. 



228 Records of Fort Si. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Wednes- Edward Harrison Esq k . Govern". & Presid t . 

day 17th Thomas Frederick Henry Davenport 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benton. 

William Warre. 

imbosed Xhis being the day appointed for a publiek sale of the imbossd cloth and gold 

SunoaRama thread remaining in the Warehouse, the President acquaints the board that Sunoa 

for 40 Pag! 

%>.pc. 



Imbossd 



Bama has offerd forty Pag s . ty p c for the imbossd cloth, and being apprehensive that it 
will not sell for so much at the sale, and that its going into severall hands will 
disable us from keeping up the price of what comes hereafter. 

Agreed that the whole quantity be sold to Sunca Bama at forty Pag 9 . |> peice. 

The imbossd Callimancoes and gold thread being put up at tlie Sea Gate, no 
Calamancoes body bid to Invoice price, wherefore tis Agreed to write to Bengali for their opinion 
no g t° ld selling! whether it will be any advantage to send the said goods down thither. 

agreed to 

write to -n w 

Bengu. E. Harrison. 

;^- ^ Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W M . Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern*. Benyon. 

William Warre. 



18th. Eeceivd by Cap 4 . Roach a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1- & Council 

of Fort S'. David dated the 14 th inst 4 . 

This day Eobert Presgrave Ensign in y" Garrison departed this life. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

p EIDAY Edward Harrison Esq/, Govern 8 . & Presid t . 

the 19th. Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Mint aoot. for Edward Harrison Esq r . Mintmaster reads his mint acco\ for last month. 

Novr. read 

Lrs from Fi. Generall letter from the Dep tJ \ Govern r & Council of Fort S'. David dated the 

S eHth d instt 14 th inst*. read, advising of the following bills drawn. 

read - Payable to LeiutA John Eoach . . . . Pag 9 . 260 : 

To M r . Henry Davenport . . . . . . 410 : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 229 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712- 



Th 



e following bills of exchange drawn by the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Fort [A]ii bills 



S c . David being now presented are accepted and orderd to be paid. 



The Tevenapat,™. Merch' 8 bill for . . Pag s . 5,000 

M r . Edmund Mouutagues for . . . . 539 

M>. Henry Davenports for . . . . . . 410 

Leiut 1 . John Roach's for . . . . . . 260 



= : 



of exchi 
drawn by 
yo Dy. Q & C 
of Ft. St. D. 
ordd. to be 
pel. 



Pag 8 . 6,209 : 31 [ — ] 
Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that acco*. for last month. storeteepn 

J r Hoot for Noyr. 

read. 

Bobert Presgrave Ensign of this Garrison being lately dead 

Agreed that John Caster who has servd in the same post in [Flan] dors be John caster 
entertaind in his stead. " entertd Bn8n - 

M r . "William Martin again renews his request for liberty to [imbarkj on the next Mr. Martin 
ship for England, to lay his ease before the Hon bIe the Board of Directors, and offers iX^gote 
to make a deposite of what effects he has [in these] parts, sufficient if no England, ye 
extraord ry . accident happens to make good [the ballance] of his Warehouse acco 4 . and to defend! 
give a firm obligation to [act accord 15 , to] Hon ble Comp 3 -'. determination concerning the 
ballance due from M 1 '. Bobert Baworth joynt Warehouskeep rs . which is seven Thou- 
sand [ . . . ] hundred seventy two Pag s . seventeen fanams, the consideration 
of his request is referrd to a further opportunity. 

Erlepa 8fc a . Tobacco and Beetle Farmers pay into cash five hundred [eighty] pdfn'b/y- 1 
Three Pag*, twelve fanams on that acco*. Xobaeoo f ar- 

° mers 

E. Harrison 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hkn. Davrnpokt, 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 

WlLIIAM WARRE. 

Eeceivd Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council at Fort S*. David 20th 
dated the 17 th inst'. 

Dispatchd by Tappys Generall Letters to the Presid'. & Council in Bengali & 21st 
Cheif & Council of Vizagap m . of this days date. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison" Esq"., Govern" & Presid t . Monday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. y b 22 d 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 



1712-58 



230 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

Edward Bulkley Payniast'. reads that acco'. for last month Vizt 



Charges Garrison 

Charges diet 

Diet stores laid in 

Charges Extraord ry . . 

Fort S*. David 

Repairs of Fortifications 

Mint 

York Foit 

Vizagapatam Factory 

Charges Cattle 

New Guard house- 



Pag s . 



h Vizt. 




1,879 


28 


447 


18 


316 


3 


41 


9 


',0 


29 


76 


12 


25 


13 


3 


25 


1 


24 


137 


34 


365 


34 



s . 3,811 : 15 



dated the 
[17* inst.] 



filr. Martin' 

proposals 
agreed and 
permitted to 
go home. 



Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Port S\ David dated the 
17 th inst'. read advising that they have receivd into Cash Six Thousand Pag 9 , from 
Gongana Goontaw Vengana, for which they have drawn bills payable at five days 
sight to Sunca Kama. 

M r . Martins request and proposals made last Consultation were now eonsiderd 
and debated, and the Board unanimously agreed that he must have liberty to lay 
down the service and proceed for England by the 1st ship upon the following condi- 
tions. 

That he do forthwith discharge the article of Eleven hundred and Porty Pag s . 
twenty two fanams & three cash part of his Warehouse ballance, which he owns to 
be an error in acco'. and that he do deposite in the hands of his Attorney sufficient 
to make good the remainder of the ballance in case the Hon bIe Comp\ to whom he 
has appeald, shall determine it to be due from him. 

That he do give a firm obligation under sufficient penalty to abide by the 
Hon bie Comp as . determination concerning the ballance due from him and Robert 
Raworth joynt Warehouskeep rs . and to make good the moi[e]ty of the said ballance 
if so adjudgd by them, and that he do register what effects he carrys with him. 

Orderd that upon M r . William Martins going for England, Bernard Benyon 
do act as Sea Customer till the ballance of the next books, [but] that 
«j? r A in rii r00m ^ r ' Martin do gett in as much of the ballance now due as possible 
before his departure, and deliver in a particular account of whom stands out. 



Mr. Benyon 
to act ad Sea 
Custr. [in Mr. 



E. Eaerison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Enw r . Bulkley. 
W M Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Waure. 



2 3d Receivd two Generall Letters from 

ult°. & 4 th inst'. 



M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingerara y e 20 t; 



Receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern' & Council of Port S'. David 
dated the 22 d . as also one from the Dep' y . Govern', dated [ . . . ] Inst 1 . 

This day the Govern 1 ' rec d . advices from Anjengo of the arrivall of Somers & 
Grantham there from England. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 231 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq/. Govern 8 & Fresid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. Fhiday 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. y * 26ih - 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

The following Generall Letters read. £e.,n w 

ffrom M''. Thomas Faucet dat d . 20 th ult°. & 4 lh inst\ advising his arrivall taMr. 
at Ingeram, and that he shall have one hundred & seventy bales re[ceived] by^ aucetat 
the last of this month, that Nabob Habid Cawne has seiz'd [Maddapollam yatch] — datd. 20th 
possessd himself of our Faetorys. taken Narsapore Fort belonging to Rajah Ranga- ^; & 4th 
rauz?, and plunderd and destroyd all the Country [round] about. 

ffrom the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' & Council of Fort S l David dated the 22 d ffrom Port St. 
inst l in answer to what we wrote them concerning the buildings in M 1 '. Raworth's ^Tlfst' 1 
time, and inclosing the adjustments of their Generall bocks with [another] also 
containing an acoo 1 . of what they have done in examination of Philip Bakers 
behaviour to the Dep ty . Govern r . 

ffrom the Dep ly . Govern 1 singly dated the 23 d with further comp' 8 : ff rom yeD.G. 
concerning; .M 1 '. Philip Baker. ofP t s t d. 

P * singly. 

Generall Letters to the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatarn M r Tho*. Faucet at LreBto 
Ingeram & M r . Philip Noden at Metchlep m . of this days date read approv'd and Jj z *f^ 4 

sign'd. Metchlepm. 

read & eignd. 

Sunca Eama presents a bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep ly . | Govern 1 ] and f/ aL^ - ^ 
Council of Fort S\ David for six thousand Pag s . payable to him [self] which is eooo Pags 
aecepte 1 and orderd to be paid when due. accepted. 

Petition of Leiut 4 . Roach read, wherein he desires justice may [be done] him by \ e t " t i !f' 1 , Ro - aol i 
an impartial enquiry into severall , aspersions cast upon bv M r . Philip Baker when mV Baker 1 " 8 
at Fort S*; David. SEftSa 

by yeD.G. & 
C. ofPt. St. 
Dd. 

Orderd that enquiry be made into this affair by the Dep ly . Gov 1 ', and Council 
and transmitted us. 

Duplicate of a Generall Letter from the Cheif and Council of Yizag m . dat d . y e Vizagm. Lre 
16 ,h inst 1 . read (the original not being yet come to hand) adv[ising] that they have 
loaden eighteen bales on ship Triblicane and orderd her to call at Jngeram to take in 
those provided by M r . Faucet. 

Gruapa &e a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred & Sixteen Pagodas p* n £™ 6 p . a | 4 il1 
twenty four fanams on that acco'. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen Davenport. 
Wm. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warrb. 



232 



Records of Fort St. George 



26th 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1718- 



Dispatchd Gen 11 . Letters of this days date to the Cheif & Council of Vizagap" 
M r . Thomas Faucet at Ingeram, & M r . Philip Noden at Metehlep m . 



A i a Consultation 



[Monday] 



Leiut. 
Hugonins 
petitn. read 
[approved] to 
be reoomend- 
ed home. 
[The jojmt] 
Stook Mer- 
ohts. request 
supply of 
mony but, 
deferrd for 
a few day6. 

[The Sea"] 
Customr. 
pays in 
1000 Fags. 



Edwaed Harrison Esq,*. Gov\ & Peesid t . 
Thomas Feedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 

William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bebnaed Benton. 

William Waeee. 

Petition of Leiut 1 . James Hugonin read which is as Enterd after this Consulta- 
tion, and he being call'd in was acquainted that his case shall be referrd home, and 
in the mean time if he can put us in a way how to recover any thing from the renters, 
he shall be sure to have justice done him. 

The joynt stock Merch ts . appear before the Board, and desire a supply of mony 
but our cash being at present low, it is deferrd for a few days. 



William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag s . on that acco'. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tko. Feedeeick. 
Hbn. Davenpoet. 
W M . Maetin. 
Edw d . Bulkxey. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bhen b . Ben yon. 
W M . Waeee. 



To the Hon ble . Edwaed Haeeison Esq k . 

PeESID 1 '. & GOVEEN*. OF FoET S T . GeOEGB 

&c A ., Council. 

The Petition of Jamfs Hugonin. 



30th 



Humbly Sheweth. 

That whereas it was yo r . Petit rs . misfortune to be seizd on [by a party] of the Eajah 
of Chingees forces, & carryd by them to Chingee, during detention at which place 
he met with most barbarous treatment he presumes as loDg before this come to yo r . 
Hon r . &c as . knowledge [of] the unavoidable expences he was at there having 
oblig'd him to b[orrow] three hundred and fifty Pag s . w ch . sum he remains still in 
debt [and he] humbly hopes you will esteem it as due to him from the renters 
afford him yo r . assistance in the recovery of it & as in duty bound 

shall ever pray, &c a . 

Late last night arrived in this road ships London, Derby & Mary [from] 
Beng". by whom ree d . Generall Letters from the Presid'. & Council [there], dated 
the 10 a inst 1 . as also a Letter from Mess'' 8 . [Page] & Browne who dispatchd these 
ships, dated the 14 th . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 233 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,*. Govern 11 . & Presid 1 '. Tuesday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davknport. y e 30th. 

"William Martin. Edward Bulk ley. 

William Jenniivgs. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Generall Letter from the President and Council in Bengali, dated ye 10 th Kn u r °datd 
Decemb 1 '. <$ Mary, London & Derby read. lothinstt. 

read. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. do unload the rice by the ship [Mary with] Warehouse-. 
all possible Expedition. y°. U MarV 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Sea 9 ustomr - 

aCCO 1 . ICOOPags. 

The President and Council in Bengali not having sent us a copy of Derbys Produces his 
dispatches and seeming in their letter to make a doubt whether said ship should ^fatohea] 
come to this place or no, having ordered (as they expre[ss]) all three ships, that is *<*■ ware 
to say the London, Mary & Derby to keep Company they are in or near Madrass rea ' 
road, and in another placs mentioning th[at the] soldiers aboard the Derby are to be 
put aboard the M ary when those [ . . . ] part, if the Derby does not go with 
her into Madrass road, we were [a line lost] orders he kept Company with the London 
and Mary into this Port upon which he produced his originall dispatch, wherein we 
find he has positive orders to accompany the aforesaid ships to this place, and in 
case the Mary could be dispatchd hence in few days, so as to be sure of reaching 
the Dutch Fleet at the Cape, the Derby is then ordered to wait and go in Comp a . 
with [her] and the Capt u . having his dispatches for Europe and secret orders deli- 
vered him in Bengali, he is not any ways under our disposall, however upon his 
offering to follow our advice provided we would indemnify him, a debate arose the 
result of which was as follows. 

That we cannot any ways propose to unload what the Mary has aboard, fill her n w e cannot 
up and get her ready to sail before the 10 th of next month at soonest, be the weather pde8 P atoh] y e 
never so fair, and allowing for rainy days that frequently happen in next month, Mary tui ye 
which will both hinder our washers and sorters as well as the loading of goods, it soonest" 8 
may probably be y e 15*'' before we shall be able to dispatch her. 

The foregoing result being communicated to Cap 1 . Wotton he declares it his [ • ■ •] tis 
opinion that if he should stay so long to go in Comp a with the Mary, it might be of adCvIntageo'ut 
great prejudice to both their passages, as the Derby is much the worst sailer of the y' [y e Darby 
two, and he do's not think he can answer staying so long without a positive order r° . ° r j 1 
from us, because he should lose all hupes of coming up with the Dutch, which is 
what earnestly recommended to him in his dispatches, and he declares that if we 
leave it to himself he will make the best of his way to the Cape, where there is no 
doubt but he shall arrive time enough to joyn the Dutch. 

This answer leads us to consider that the Derby being a very rich ship and the [ • • • ] 
Coast clear of the French ships at present, the certainty of her joyning the Dutch 
Fleet ought not to be put to the hazard. 

That the Mary by her sailing so much better may have a good chance to reach [ . • • ] 
the Cape before the Fleet is saild. 

That if they should go in Comp a . together, and by accident fall in w lh the two L • • ] 
French ships (which are expected at Pontiehery) in £oing off the Coast which is a 
hundred to one, being loaden pesterd flaps and weak ships companys in comparison 
of the French, they would be an easy prey to light and clean ships of forty to fifty 
1712—59 



234 



Records of Fort St. George 



Liberty 

granted 

Mr. Martin to 

imbark on ye 

Derby. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712 

guns, & three to four hundred men each, therefore we think it every way more 
advisable to leave the Captain to his Bengali dispatches, accordingly he was calld in 
& made acquainted therewith, to which he returns answer that he will fill what water 
he has expended and immediately proceed. 



We cannot avoid remarking that Mess 1 ' 3 . Page & Browne who dispatch'd 
shipg from Coxes write us also in their Letter that they have dispatchd the Derby 
directly for England, so that it is intirely left to the Captain how many davs he 
thinks proper to stay here, without hazard [ ] Fleet. 

Agreed that William Martin have liberty to imbark on the [Derby] on 
the conditions mentioned in Consultation of the 22 d . rnst'. 



the purport of The Bengali letter dated the 10 th of Decenib 1 '. advises that they [have] sent 

froafBeTn Leiut'. Gourdon, Ensign Benson & a Sergeant with sixty soldiers upon the three 



Bengll 
by ye Mary 



ships, that they are in hopes to fill the Kent and despatch her directly from the Bay 
that they have reeeivd into [Cash] Five Thousand & Five Bupees, l a : 6p ce . on acco c . 
Bobert Baworth Esq 1 '. [ . . .] his debt due to the Hon ble Comp a . for which this 
Presidency [ . . .] that they have been disappointed of their freight for the 
London therefore have sent her hither in a manner empty with expectation getting 
it here, and have sent us no grain, because it was not pro [ curable ] th6 we wrote 
for it four months ago ; that they keep the Tin ssnt [ . . .] by the Derby in 
hopes it will rise, tho there is a certainty of it's [selling at . . .] Surat for a 
very great price, that the Becovery is designd for [ . . /] if they can get a 
freight, and that the Patna Prince has gained a [ . . . ] victory over the 
present Kings army. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benton. 
William Warre. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Wednes- 
day 31st. 



Edward Harrison Esa\ Govern 1 '. & Presid 1 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 



Benyon to 
examine art 
aoot. 



[a line lost] standing out at the Sea Gate upon his quitting that Employ. 
Ordered that it be delivered to M 1 '. Bernard Benyon to examine and recover 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1712 235 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1712- 



The President desires Mr. William Martin to declare if he has any witnesses to [Mr. Martin] 

be examined in his favour before he goes away, whether he has any thing further to yt C e r nasrain 

offer in his justification, or whether we have refusd him any favour in our power, to ye favour in 

all which he answers in the negative. giveffeto. 

M r . "William Martins obligation to abide by the Hon ble . Court of Directors their [Mr.Martin's] 
determination concerning the ballance of the Warehouse due from him singly, and Hst'fead & 
also the ballance due from him and Robert Eaworth joynt Warehousekeep r8 . was read apprordrpro. 
and approvd, as also a list of Adventures abroad which he deposites in the register 
Govern rs . hands, towards making good the debt if it shall be so determind and the 100 ° Pa g 9 - 
Board agree to accept the said deposite provided M r . Martin registers a thousand 
Pag", to be carryd home upon this years shipping in Diamonds which together with 
his securitys in England we are of opinion will be sufficient to answer all demands. 

E, Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings, 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 



INDEX 



Abdull Cawdeer 
Abdull Gaf ore 
Abendana, Isaak 
Abendana, Joseph 
Abendana, M rs . Rachel 
Acheen 

Acton, Eich d 

Addison, Gulston 
Aga Careim ... 
Aga Bphraim 

Aga Nuree 

Aga [Auga] Pera ... 
Aga Jaffar 
Aleppo Factor 
Allanson, Cap*. Roger 

Allee Mahomud 

Alphonce, Anthony ... 

Ancona 

Andrada, Francisco . . . 

Ange, Edward 

Anjengo 

Ann, (Queen) _ ... 

Annunteraoz (Rajah) 

Arabella ... 136- 



li PAGE 
191 

200,213 

... 27,29.40,43 

40 

... 27, 29. 35?, 72 

64,150,216 

124,125 

135, 143, 146, 151. 160 
66, 133, 154 

53,71 

93 

88,131 

139 

148. 149 

... 134, 135. 140, 
144, 151 

90 

23 

159 

... 118, 125 
... 117,118,121 
... 164,215,230 

2,206 

21,33 

138, 145, 148, 149, 205 



Arcot ... 


1C5 


Arcott [Arcot] 


... 5,14,186,212 


Arracan 


96,184 


Atkins, Charles 


95 


Aukala Narran 


66 


Aukim Cawne 


131 


Aulin (sergeant) 


18 


Aurenqzeb 


43 


Auringabad .. 


105 


Austen [Austin], Cap* 


John ... 99-104, 




123, 124, 136 


Avarilla [Averilla] .. 


2-4,7, 8, 12, 16, 
19 24 


Averys, John 


131 


Ay nsworth , Fleet 


... 148,160,162 


Azemodeen ... 


125 



Baker, Philip 

Ballasore 

Banjarr 

Bantall 

Barker, M r . ... 

Barnes, Matthew 

Barrington 

Basilius, Johanne [Johannes] 

Batavia 



Banker Beeg 

Beale, Cap*. Joseph ... 
Beauvoir, Osmond ... 
Beckford, Cap*. Martin 
Beckford, Cap*. Thomas 
Bell, Cap*. Edw", ... 

Bencoolen 

73, 79, 8< 

1712—60 



79, 96, 97, 127, 128, 

146,224,227, 231 

124,125,128, 131, 137, 

152, 198, 212, 214 

199 

106, 109, 132, 156, 157 

90 

114 

90, 146, 195 

90 

50, 97/98, 107, 108, 132, 

133,150, 157, 188, 205 

66.7 

152, 169; 174, 191 
151, 186,211, 219 
204 
... 156,158,201 
... 119.120,197 
48, 56, 59, 62, 72, 
87, 95, 97-99 passim 



B—cont. 



PAGE 



Bengali 

Benjamin, M r . 
Bennett, Alexander 
Bennett, iSir John 
Benson, (ensign) 
Ben von, Bern d . 



2-4,6,8,41-43, 46, 48,51, 
53, 64, 66, 69, passim 

167 

... 130, 140, 199 

176- 

234 

1-5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 



passim. 

Berlu, John 128, 224 

Bernard, Hon hle . Daniel 62 

Bimlepatam ... ... ... ... 159 

Blacon, Cap* 109, US 

Blow, Cap*. Thomas ... 48, 59,65-67,69, 98, 

105,108,109,115,120 

Boddam, Cap 1 . Charles ... ... 114, 121 

Bombay ... 7,36,67,91,109,111,114. 

116, 135, 186, 199, 200, 202, 203, 213, 217 

Bomrepa [Bomrepau] ... ... 164, 191 

Bon' Voyage 77,91 

Boone, Charles ... 136 

Boot, Laurence ... ... ... 23 

Borlace, Lieut. George 109, 123 



Bourchier, Richard 

Brack ston, Thomas 

Brampore 

Brampore 

Brand, George 

Brazile 

Bren, Guelio D. 

Brent, Cap* 

Brocket, Michael 
Brooks, Edward 

Browne, M r 

Bryan, Daniel 

Buck, Cap* 

Bnda Cawne 

Bufkens, Cap*. Marcus 
Bugden, Cornelia 
Bugden, Edmund 
Bugden, William 
Bulkley, Edward ... 
Bulkier, Thomas ... 
Bullock, Joseph 
Burgess, M r . ... 
Burnell, John 
Burton, Augustus 



94. 

119 

203. 

8,33 

118,120,135,184 

99,100, 103,104,114.124 

23 

91 

129 

20, 24, 25, 33 

136,232,234 

23 

129 

155 

53 

136, 139 

146,151,186,219 

139 

1-5, 7-12, passim 

148, 164 

216 

100 

106, 139 

29 



Calacto, Sen r . 

Calcutta 

Caldey, Benjamin ... 

Calvert, John 

Cam en, Hugh 

Canton 

Capallee, Peter 

Cape of Good Hope ... 

Careim 

Carsco, Stephen 

Caryl, Madam 

Cassimbuzar 

Caster, John ... 

Catherine 

Caulier, Cap*. Peter . . . 



55 

... 3, 157 

213 

97 

23 

148 

213 

101,102,123 

... 64,154 

23 

136 

157 

229 

36 

.. 99, lal 



238 



Index 





C — cont. 


PAGE 


D—cont. 


PAGE 


Cauta Bux 




42 


Dartmouth ... 79, 


121,122, 145. 156, 


Cawdir Bux ... 




183 


,158, 163,169, 172, 


174, 184, 188, 201 


Chambers, Edw d . 




23 




203, 208, 211 


Chambers 


... 


27, 165, 202 


Dasberoone 


8, 24, S3, 46, 85 


Chicacull 




33 


Da Sylva [Silva], Francisco 


65, 73 


Chilla Naigue 




38 


Davenport, Henry 


1-5, 7-! 2, passim. 


China ... 


27, 63, 


145, 147, 148, 157, 


Davis, Cap' 


211 






165, m 


Dawes, Cap' 


70 


Chindadre 


39, 90, 


119-121,125,134, 


De Andrada, Francisco 


119, 121 






191.197 


Deane, John 


71,72 


Chinjee [Chingee_ 


... 31 


52,62, 88,91,93; 


Deas, Pasquall 


23 






105, 178,232 


De Bane, Jacob... 


158 


Chinnapatam 




55 


De Costa, Cap'. Roman 


... 123 


Chittv, Benjamin 




170 


De Gnaye, Mons r . Trovin 


99-102 


Chittv, Josiah 




143,170 




123, 124, 


Chod'aMull ... 




... 219,221,222 


Dehly 


5 


Choromandell, the Coast of 


... 1,62,80,135, 


De La force [De La Force], Cap*. Charles 






164, 183 




71,204 


Churchman, Henry ... 


114 


Delan (corporal) 


23,24 


Clarke, Samuell 




123 


Denmark 


40 


Clark, Thomas 




6,8 


De Ricouarl, Mons r 


124 


Cof rey, Jn°. 




23 


De Roaairo Nova, Antonia 


75 


Coghran, H. 




23.24 


Devaroy 


182 


Coiah Gregories 




186-199 


Dickinson, Cap*. 


90 


Cojah Johannes [Johannis] 


190, 192 


Digging, Thomas 


213 


Co jab. Mark 




136 


Ditton, Tho s . 


23 


Cojah Nassaree ... 




63 


Diu Island 


9 


Cojah Nichola ... 




197-199 


Dixon, (ensign) 


136 


Cojah Sature 




... 123 


Dolan, Miohael ... 


23 


Colchester 




165 


Dolben 


114 


Collet, Joseph ... 


99, 


101, 103, 104, 106, 


Doosan Jangaloo 


66 


108- 


110, 113, 


116, 117, 119-121 


Dorrill, William 


61 






passim. 


Doud [Dowed] Cawn (Nabob)... 6, 9, 89 


Colloway Chittee 


... li 


,39,90, 134,211, 


Douglass, Charles 


108, 157 




214, 


219, 221-223, 225, 


Douglass, William 


50,94 


Comra 




39 


Doyle, David... 


23 


Comrapa 




ibid. 


Drakely, John 


213 


Conaea Suba 




212 


l 'rinkwater, Thomas 


6,8 


Conimeer 




66, 90 


Druggapa 


227 


Coniquile 




18 


Dubois, M r 


166 


Conjavmim 




71,134 


Durrea Uoulet ... 


63 


Connell [Conell], Eiohard 


88, 104 


Dutchess 


-152, 162, 167 


Cooke, Cap 4 . 




150, 215 






Cooke, Francis ... 




26, 165 


E 




Cooke, John 




202, 211 




Cooke, M rs 




211 


Earbough, Michael 


23 


Cook, Thomas ... 


130, 163 


165,181, 183,196 


East India 


135,138 


Cooper, M rs 




211 


Edward 


.. 71,114,223 


Cornapa Chitty, Andee 


... 196, 197, 220 


Egtuore 


... 211,214,225 


Cottrell, Henry 




... 20-22, 24, 47 


Elahee 


. 71,149,191 


Conrtney, Cap'. Hercules 


18, 20-25, 


Elizabeth ... 50, 156, 


157, 184, 191, 208 






33, 72, 79, 80 


Ellile, Elisha 


29 


Coxes 




234 


rl'mpson, Mathew 


... 190, 192, 227 


Cradock, Cap 4 . Christopher 


... 90,146, 151, 


England ... 1, 3,5, 19 


35, 47, 56, 69, 73, 






152, 195,211 


85 


92, 94, 99, passim. 


Crimumbaucum 




18,24 


rMapa [Erlepa] ... 7, 


28,45,75,94,119, 


Crompton, Cap 1 . 




81, 105 


139, 159 


188, 203, 216, 229 


Cuddalore 




40, 128 


Essex 


7,91 


Cuddapy 




15 


Eston, William... 157, 


196, 197, 202, 203 


Cajista Acktar .. 




89 


Ettricke, Anthony 


50. 56-58, 61, 65, 


Curgenven, Peter 




156, 158 


Eugene ... 


85, 9S 
206 




D 




Europe ... 29, 32, 36 


43. 45, 50, 56, 91. 






104,111, 118, 121,128, 


131,162,174, 189, 


Dalgiaish, Cap'. 




157, 184 


205 


208, 211, 212, 232 


Daniell, John 




... 61,106,157 


Evans, Daniell [Daniel] 


50,79,81, 


Darby 


43, 


71, 72, 78, 85, 100, 




85, 86, 89,98, 115 


104, 


111, 119 


126, 129, 132-134 


Eves, Tho s 


23, 186 






passim. 


Expedition 


215, 217, 220, 224 



Index 



G — cant. 



Faringdon, Thomas 


106 


Gulston 


81, 135, 140, 143 


Farmer, M r 


... 12T-129, 227 


Gutten Due [Dew] ... 
Guzzarat ,,. 


... 162, 180, 186 


Faueett, Thomas 


8, 24, 46, 48, 49, 


66 


85,97, 115, 118, 129, 


153, 162, 180, 166, 






191. 192, 195, 205, 206 


212, 214, 217, 224, 








225, 230-232 


H 




Fernando, Man 11 . D 
Finks M r . 


23 
102 


Habib [Habbib, Habid] Cawn ... 21, 159, 


Flanders 

Florida 

Fort St. David 

Fort St. George 


229 

... 102 

1-8. 12, 15, passim 

1-3, 8, 9, 12, 15, 17 


160, 162, 
Haines, Elizabeth 
Hall, John 
Hall, Madam 
H alii fax 


180, 186, 192, 231 

34, 35 

23 

136 

140 


Fort William 

Fos, John 
Fox, William ... 
France ... 
France, Anthony 
Francis... 


passim. 

2. 3, 148. 149 

23 


Hamilton, John 
Hamilton, Cap 4 . William 


137 

191,206 


'.'.' '. 159 

124 

23 

... 71, 114,223 


Hamilton. , Cap 4 . Alex r . 
Handlon, John 
Hanton (sergeant) ... 
Haireapa 


198 

23, 33, 38 
22 

. 218,219 


Fraser, William 
Frederick, Thomas 

P'fQdQTich 


2, 175, 184, 197 

1-5, 7-12, passim. 

91.127. 


Harriot 
Harris, Peter 
Harrison, Edward ... 


217 

23 
1-10, passim 


Freeman , Cap*. 
Frustemburgh, Leopold 
Fuckeer Mahomud 


42, 73 

4 

48 


Harrison, Jeremiah 
Hartford 
Hastings, M r . 


... 57, 80, 95, 129 

J84 

.. 24,30,75,76, 


Fuckerla Cawn 


33 




105, 160, 192 


Fuller, Cap*. ... 
Fullerton, Lieut 


86 

... 163 


Hayns, Edward 
Hayns [Haynes], John 


35 

34,35 


Furrackseer 


180 


Hayns, Thomas 
Heathcote 


35 

91,213 






Heathfeild, D r . John 


200 


G 




Heathfeild, Margery 


199 




Hebert, Hon ble . S r . Andrew 


... 42,43, 


Galliot 


154 


47, 51-53, 67, 75, 76, 81-83, 88, 10 1 


Ganjam ... 3, 18, 44 


46, 70, 71, P0, 114, 




114 


131, 134, 145, 154, 155, 158. 197, 220 


Hedges, M r . 


157 


Gardner [Gardiner], Cap*. 


91,127 


Heiss, Johan Andreas 


40 


Garrett, Lee 


102 


Henning, Benj a . 


64,96 


Geo, Latchme 


188 


Herbert, Cap 4 . 


51,136 


Genter, Phillip 


31 


Heriot, Kobert 


34,35 


Goa 


91 


Heme 


157 


Golcondah 


9,24 


Heron, Cap 4 . George 


81, 184 


Golcondah 


90 


Hertford 


86 


Golden Lion 


: 84 


Hester 


28 


Gombroon ... 156 


-158, 196, 199, 202, 


Hewer, M r 


166 




203,215 


Higginson, M r . 


39 


Gombroone 


194, 196 


Highlord, Zachariah 


7 


Gonsalves, Christopho ... 


86 


Hill, Edward 


119 


Good Hope 


64,96 


Hill, John 


106 


Goodman, Cap 1 . Samuell 


... 1-3,147,209 


Hobba (ensign) 


38, 39, 41 


Gopang Dashee 


9 


Hobbs, Benjamin 


154,158 


Gostlin, Cap 4 . Armiger 


... 134, 135, 140, 


Hodjee Abdulla 


51 




143 


Hodjee Nasseer [Nassaree] 


86, 137 


Gostlin, Styleman 


29 


Hodgee Rajah 


198 


Goudge, Stephen 


23 


Hodjee Salam 


54, 90, 137 


Gough, Cap 4 . Harry 


157 


Hold en, Cap 4 . Biohard 


152, 155 


Gough, Cap 4 . Kiohard 


118 


Holland 


60,62 


Gourdon, Lieut 


234 


Horden, Bichard ... 27 


30, 104, 105, 130, 


Grantham 


230 


159, 163-165, 


181, 183, 196, 224 


Great Britain 


2, 34, 147, 152, 158 


Horsmonden, John ... 


216 


Green, James 


163 


Howard, Thomas 


212 


Greenhaugh, Cap 4 . Thomas ... 35, 71, 


How, Cap*. William ... 


151, 186, 196, 219 




121,169,174,203 


Rowland 


... 145, 150, 189, 


Griffith, Henry [Harry]. 


50, 56, 57, 65, 94 




204, 215, 224 


Griffith, William ... 


106 


Howson, Cap 4 . Edmnnd 


... 18, 41, 71, 93, 


Griffith, Vicessimus ... 


... 166, 167, 193 




178 


Grua 


70,155 


Hrissen, John 


29 


Gruapa 


45, 81,96,133, 156, 


Hughes, John 


135 




185, 204, 216, 231 


Hughly, [Hughly] 


2,214,224 



240 



Index 



H — cont. 



Hugonin, Cap'. 

Hugonin, Lieut*. Francis 
Hugonin, Lieut. James 
Hunt, M rs . Anne 
Hunt, Richard 

Hunter, John 

Hunting, Edm d . 
Hurst, Cap*. Eobert 
Hurst, William 
Mussadee Salamut 
Hussein 
Hutton, John 



22,38, 

92, 93, 178 
... 106, 116, 117 

232 

134 

1,3-5,8, 10, 12, 15, 

17, .1.9 passim 

62, 72, 95, 97, 98, 

106, 157 

102 

1-3, 99, 137 

223 

107 

66,96 

215 



Ibrahim Cawn 9 

Idaree 54,66,90,137 

Ignace, Sen r . ... ... ... ... 49 

India 102, 136, 152, 194 

Ingeroone [Ingeram] ... 8,24,33,46 

48, 49, 85, 97, 114, i!5, 129, 153, 192, 195, 

214, 224, 225, 230-232 

Issa Cooly 91, 188 



Jaffer [jaufree] 
Ja fnapatam . . . 
Jaggemaicalu 

Jane ... 44, 50, 
111,114, 
Jangalloo, Dupatty 
Jangalloo, Pangran 
Japan 

Jaujree see Jaffer 
Jehawn Dor Shaw 
Jennings, William 
Jockam, Jn°. 
John ... 
Johnardum ... 
Johnson, Anthony 
Johnson, John 
Jolly, Mons r . 
Jones, Cap*. John 
Jones, Joseph 
Jones, Sam' 1 . 
Jores, Francisco 
Judda 
Junck Ceylon 



59, 99 

lie, 1 



66, 133 

142, 149 

44, 70, 154, 155, 

220 

-103, 107, 109, 110, 

17, 119, 121, passim 

95 

66,95 

173 

133 

... ^ ... 186 

1-5, 7-12, passim 

23 

191 

51,136 

21« 

23 

136 

217 

... 123, 136, 197 

206 

42,93 

162 

150, 191 



Keble, Cap*. Page „ 195 

Keirs, Abraham ... ... ... 23 

Kent, Mathew 189 

Kent ... 147-149, 152-154, 185, 189, 191 

224, 234 



Kernan, Tho 3 . 
King Ibrahim 
Kingsley, Thomas 

Kirkbred 

Kirkbridge 

Kistna [Kistnama], Ponncala 



23 

77,81 

50,54-56. 58,61,79 
85, 87, 98, 106 

18(3 

39 

... 46,87, 

131, 188, 216 



154, 220 
114 
222, 223 
52, 111, 153, 



K — cont. 

Kistna, Tellee Chitty 

Kitchin, Thomas 

Kittee China [Chinne] Narrapa 
Kittee Narran [Narrain] 

215, 219, 221-223, 227 

Kittee Timapa ... , 223 

Kittee Vicatty Puttee ... ... 222 

Knapton, John ... 65,69 

Knoetz, Christian 131 



Laedmager, Cap 1 . 
Lahore 

Lane, Cap 1 . John 
Lane, William 
Langelier, Abel 
Laula Reerza 
Laurence, Mons r . 
Lee, William 
Legg, John 

Leith, William 
Lemo, Jn°. D. 
Leopard 
Lewes, Thomas 
Lewis, George 
Lewis, John ... 
Iiitehftild 
Lloyd, Thomas 
Lloy'd, Will m . 
London 



London 

Lopes, ffrancis 
Lynch, Edw d . 



2, 121, 
36, 116. 



M 







194 






66 






157 






116 






29,72 






42 






81 




157 


196, 199 


130, 


151, 


186, 199, 

219 

137 

23 

71,86 

149- 

117 

186 

91, 213 

95 

71,72 


122, 


132,' 


136, 138, 
147 


126, 


133, 


137, 138, 


202 


,224 


232-234 
23 
23 

42,93 

23 

156 

131 

85 


31,47,6! 


69, 180, 


212 


214-, 


217, 222 


37, 


44, 74, 75, 83, 



Macao 

Macao, ffrancis 

Macdonall, Andrew ... 

Mackdonnell, James 

Macoota (Rajah) 

Maddapollam 

191, 192, 205, 2( 
Maddapollam 

107, 130, 162, 163, 169, 172, 184, 195, 220', 
223, 224, 231 

Madeena Bux 140, 155 

Madera, Cap*. Lewis 63,121 

Madera 138,147 

Madraes ... 51, 85, 86, 88, 97, 102, 122- 

124, 133, 135, 143, 165, 222, 223, 225, 233 

Mar/rats ... ... ... ... 86 

158 

209 

138 

64 

209 

60, 62, 184 

204, 205, 208, 215, 216, 

224 

77 

• 77,97 

77,81 

... 50, 79, 81, 85 
19, 55, 66, 120, 125, 164 



Mahomud Cawne 
Mahomuddee ... 
Mahomud Jaffer 
Mahomuddoo 
Mahomud Sherif 
Malabarr 
Malacca 

Mai Cwwne ... 
Maldiva [Maldivas] 
Maldiva Prize 
Manduta Paggar 
Manilha 



I N E E X 



241 



M — cont. 



PAGE 



Manuch, Sen 1 ", Nichola ... ... 5, 6, 8 

Marcos, Sen r , Ignatio 164 

Maremaid 162 

Marlbro | Marlborough.'] 147-149, 152-155, 
158, 160, 162, 164, 169, 200, 201, 203, 217 

Marshall, Thomas 84 

Marsy, John ... ... ... ... 114 

Martinn, Cap*. Matthew 147, 169. 200-203. 

226 
Martin, William ... 1-5, 7-12 passim. 

Mary 69,107,114,133,149 

150, 152-155, 184, 186, 188, 198, 199, 202, 

205, 216, 224, 226, 227, 232, 233 

Mashn Laumenee ... ... .. 164 

Mason, John 29, 124, 180, 149, 

194, 199 
Masulipa'am [Masiipatam, Metchle- 

patam] 9, 10, 24, 33, 45-47, 64, 69, 78, 96 
109, 111, 118, 125 passim. 

Matto, Petor I) 23 

Maubert, John 202 

Mead 56, 61,94 

Meason, Paul 23 

Me.era Bux ... .. ... 64 

Melique, Lewis 83,211 

Mendes, Anthony ... 23 

Mergen . ... .. 226 

Messiah 63,131 

Metchlebander 108,115,203 

Middleton, Andrew ... ... ... 1?5 

Milton, Padre John Baptista ... 1 19 

Minter, Cap'. Lawrence ... 147, 169, 174 

191 

Mobiit Cawne 38 

Moeho 74, 162 

Moll, Cornelius 72 

Mollyneaux, Francis... ... 3 

Montague [Mountague], Edmond 

[Edmund] 34, 35, 140, 143, 1 51, 224, 229 

Moodu, Arne 176, 164 

Moodu Eama 219,221,223 

Mr.ore, Martho 23 

Morat Oawne 42 

Morgan, John ... ... ... 72 

Morse, Cap t 74, )21 

Mountague [Montague'] 91, 213 

Muaureeka Etahee ... 48 I 

Mulla Saduck 107 

Murfey, Morris 23 

Musauf ... 81 

Muzzodeen 89,105,111 



N, — cont. PAGE 

Noden, Phillip [Philip] 9, 10, 24, 45, 47, 48 

69, 109, 111, 118, 125, 154, 169, 172, 215 

216, 224, 225, 231, 232 

Nos Sen r [Sen"'] de Fame [_Fama] .. 42, 93 

Nunez, Francisoo ... ... ... 223 

Nure Mahomud J34 



Omar Nina Mar Oawne 

Orandileek 

Orme, Alexander 

Orrell, Edward (Sen r . Lieut.) 

Orrill, Kdward (Jun r . Lieut.) 

Osborne, Eichard 

Ossadee Salamut 
Overbeak, Gerard 
Oxford, 



144, 192 
53 
196, 199 
12S 
tbid, 
149- 
158 
31 



50, 97, 98, 2U8 



N 



Naggappa Madulla .. 
Nanney, William 
Nanson, Cap 1 . Kdward 
Narasingu 
Naran 

Narsapore Fort 
Narso, Quolla 
Nothaniel 



222 
199 
162 
184 
96 
231 
222 
162 



Negapatam, [Negap m ] 60, 62, 66, 71, 72, 75 
76, 104,118, 145, 159,22? 

Netherlands, tbe 62 

Nevill, Cap*. John 90,140,1)3 

1712—61 



Paddle [Padle], Joseph 20-22 

Page, M r . .. 232,234 

Pain, Eichard 21, 203 

Palmers, Lewis ... ... ... 23 

Parker, Thomas 132 

Patna 139,150,180,234 

Patta Doulet ... ... ... ... i%i 

Pattaloose ... ... ... ... 95 

Patiamoreik [Pattee Mahaureek, Pattee 

Moaree] 90,108,149,158 

Pattee Roman [Rimaum, Romaun] ... 46, 73 

137, 'l39 

Paupa Braminy ... ... ... 144 219 

Pean, Eichard ... '23 

Pearl ... ... ... ... ... 73 

Pearsons, Timothy ... ... ... 212 

Peer Zudda (Phonsdar) ... . . 14 

Pegu [Pegue] 32, 53, 63, 71 

77, 81, 86, 90, 91, 93, 107, 135, 139, 140 

143 passtm. 

Peirce, M r . ... ... ... ... 44 

Penar, the (river) ... ... ... 33. 

Perera, Man 11 . ... ... ... 23 

Perriannee ... ... ... ... 87 

Persia 3,6,70,108,109 111 

115, 156,158,191, 194,198*199 
Peterson (sergeant) ... ... ... 20 

Petersons, Sy brand 24 25 

Phillips, Thorn 3 212 214 

Phrip, Cap'. ... ... .. ... 95 

Pitt, Thomas, (Gov r .) 6, 8, 34, 35 39 137 

153, 163, 165. 170, 174, 179, 187, 190,'l92, 

193, 206 

Point Palmeras ... ... 201 

Pollicat 29 

Poly Chittee 20 

Pondicherry [Ponticberv] ... 5, 18, 42, 43 
48, 51, 52, 54, 63, 63-69 passim. 

Porto Novo 12,60,62,64,90,159 

Porto Sancto ... ... ... ... j.()2 

Portsmouth ... ... ... ... 147 

Presgrave, Hobert. ... ... 139, 228 229 

President ... 42-41, 59, 64, 65, 70, 73,' 1 08, 

130 

Prwman, [Pnman] 36, 55, 82, 107 

Proby, William ... ... ... 71 91 



242 



I H D E : 



P — cont. 



Prosperous 
Pullioat, [Pnllicat] 
Putta Oawne ... 



Quedah 
Queen Anne 
Quin, Jno 



91, 132, 138 

33, 62, 99 

73 



39,66 
129 
23 



Ramah \_Rama~\ 



R 



107,129,130,137, 
169,170, 191,205 
Ramaprasaudum ... ... ... 71, 81 

Eamazalu 132, 137 

Ranja Naidu ... ... ... ... 3 

Ranganaicalu 46, 66, 90, 128 

Ranyanaulee [Kanganauta] ifoa^ee... 51, 138 

Rangarauze 214, 231 

Raworth, Robert ... 3, 21, 22, 29, 34, 88, 
43, 52,53, 64, 68, 84, 88, 136, 140, passim 

RazaAllee 42,154 

Razee ... ... ... ... ... 5 

Recovery ... 99, 137, 152-154, 172, 175, 
189 191,223,224,234 



Eeed, Samuell 
Eeid, Cap* Alexander 



119 

136-138, 205, 
208 



Rely, Charles 6, 8 

Respondentia ... ... ... ... 164 

Eiaperauze 162, 1^6 

Eibero, Diego ... 23 

Eichards, Alexander 163 

Ridley, Matthew ... 106 

Ridglev, Cap* William , 91,138 

Rimaum ... ... ... ... 51 

Eio Janeiro [Eio de Janeiro"] ... 99-101, 

103, 114,121,123,124 

Riseing [Rising'] Sun ... 50, 108, 157 

Roach, Cap* John ... 23, 38,39, 41, 130, 146, 

149, 151, 170, 178, 224, 228, 229, 231 

Eoberts. M r ., 

Rochester 
Roome, Thomas 
Rosa, Thomas D., 
Eosairo, Andrew D., 
Eosairo, Anthony D., 
Eosairo, Francis D., ... 
Eosairo, Gonsalvis D., 

Eudge, M r 

Russell 

Eussell, Benjamin 
Russell, Hon bl9 John 
Ryley [Rely], Ann ... 



16 

... 108,147 

79 

23 

ibid 

ibid 

tbid 

ibid 

140 

150 

45, 129-131 

3 

6,8 



Sadrass 

Sahib Jamaunee, [Jamaun] 

St. Andrew ... 

St. Anna 

St. Austin 



... 212,213 

... 86, 137 

71, 72, 203 

53 

181 



St. David 

St. David, Francis 

St. George 

St. Helena 

St. Jago 



63, 70, 74, 96, 127 

23 

1-3, 43, 147, 208, 209 



S — cont. PAGE 

St. John 120 

St. Juan ... ... ... ... 49 

St, Malo's '.. ... 102 

St. Thoma 70,81 

St Thoma ., 14,146 

St. Thomas's Mount 14 

&<*«. Cruz [Sancta Cruz] ... 66, 93, 164 

Salamut Ruzzoo [Salamut Russool] ... 42, 66, 

154 
Sarah ... ... ... ... ... 28 

Satisfaction 198 

Scattergood, John 151,186,219 

Seaton, Cap*. Francis ... ... 43 

Sequill, Manoell 23 

Serope Sing [Snrop Sing] ... 6, 42, 52, 68, 75, 
76, 82, 88, 105, 114, 118 



Sever ne 


118,158 


Shaallem (King) 


. 5, 14, 66, 67, 91, 105 


Shaalem 


.70,71, 54,96, 140, 143 


Sheik Abdulla 


..' 137 


Sheik Buda ... 


133,140 


Sherborne 


43,227 


Sherugoo Hussain 


158 


Shettee 


90 


Shipwright, Jarvis Mathews ... 160,164 


Siam ... 


157 


Sillabarr 


66 


Sillemon (Rajah) 


50,85 


Silvester, Christoph . . 


23 


Mmbaloo, Naira Kala 


Pullv ... 222 


Simpson, John 


213 


Skingle, Richard 


19,80 


Smart, Joseph 


. 26, 27, 29, 82, 90, 130, 




135, 163-165, 183, 196 


Smith, Reuben 


178 


Somers 


230 


Spahawne [Isphawne] 


... 156,202,203, 




215 


Spence, M r 


69,114 


Spencer, Richard 


123 


Starkey, James 


163 


Stokes, Robert 


... 135,140,143 


Stotherd, Samuell 


. 50, 54-58, 61, 79, 87, 




93, 95, 98, 106 


Slretham 


. 145, 148, 157, 189, 204 


Stringer 


162 


Success 


153,195 


Sumatra 


95,164,183 


Sunca Moodu Rama .. 


222, 223 



Sunco [Sunca] Ramma [Rama] ... 15, 16, 

176,210,221,225,228 

Suratt [Burnt] .. 3,36,71,72,78,91, 

109, 111, 114, 118, 200, 202, 203, 209, 212, 

217, 224, ?34 

Surop Sing, see Serope Sing. 

Susanna 223 

Svrash 196 

Syrian 135 



Taggariah 

Tailor, Thomas 
Tanfeild, Lieut. Thomas 
Tan jure 
Tannighemelly 
196 i Ta*e, Faithfull ' ... 
100, 101 I Tavistock 



91 

114 

123,163 

67 

164 

119 



Index 



243 



73, 138 

217, 229 

114, 116 

50 

19,20 

23 



Tawke, Cap« 77,81 

Tenassaree [Tenassery] ... 5, 51, 54, 64, 

Tevenap™. 

Theobald, Thomas 

ThistlewortJi 

Timapa, Berry 

Tivell, Edm d '. 

Toddinqton ... 48, 50, 59, 65, 67, 69, 78, 7,>, 
86, 97, 98, 108, 109, 115. 117, 119 passim. 

Tomina 167 

Tonapa [Tonnapa] ... 1, 144, 163-165, 167, 

170, 174-177, 183-185, 187, 190, 193, 

196, 200, 206, 209, 211 

Tondowav Pandaururn ... ... 39 

Tonqueen 71, 105, 106 

Torbay 102 

Trepopilore ... ... 23, 21, 38, 39, 186 

Triblicane 39 

Trihlicane 157,181,184,231 

Trincombair [Trincombar, Trinqua- 

bar] ... 29, 40, 43, 44, 52, 66, 71-73, 

77,84, 9t>, 104, 107, 117, 118, 158, 

passim 

Tyier, Cap 4 . John 199,200 



Uppalawaddee 
Upper Eow... 
Upton, Cap 1 . Willis 



Vass, Nicholas 

Vassy, Simon 

Veal, (Jap 1 . 

Vengana, Gongana Goontaw 

Verago Chitty, Naira 

Verago, Pilla 

Vera Budda ... 

Verdipa ... 

Villa Grande 

Vincatraraa,Quolla 

Vineatte Ghittee 

Vincatty Puttee 

Vinketadry, Quolla 

Vinketesheron 

Vivars [Viver], George 

Vizagapatam ... 2, 5-8, 11, 15, 



116, 126, 138 



23 

.., 65, 178 

71 

... 227, 230 

219, 221, 223 

177 

3 

176 

123 

218, 221, 222 

16 

... 215, 221 

... 218, 222 

184 

... n, 93 

20, 24, 29, 30 
passim. 



W PAGE 

Wahup, George ... ... ... 12 

Waldore 97 

Wall, John 213 

Wallace, Cap 1 . Thomas 7, 33, 178 

Wautaura ... ... ... ... 66 

Warre, W illiam ... ... 1-5, 7-1 2 passim 

Waters, Elisha 186 

I Waters, Samnell 148,149 

I Wathen, William 107,184 

I Wattly, John 131 

! Weld," Gap*. Mathew... 20-22, 24, 108, 127, 

128, 134, 203 

West coast, the .. 40, 41, 44, 58, 59, 65, 

66, 69, 70, 78-80, 88, 89, 93, 95, prssim. 

West, Richard 163 

White, Heury 94, 95, 106 

White Raven 81 

Wichmere ... ... ... ... 38 

Wilkins, Aaron 75 

Wilkins, William 213 

Willeboorts, Adrian ... 121, 123, 126,216 

William 1U9, 118 

Williams, George ... 71,114,136,223 

Wingfeild, W 100 

Witts, Cornelius 131 

Wood, Jordan 146,191 

Woodhouse, Cap' ... 77,81 

Woodward, Thomas .. 47,127 

Woolley, M^. ... 117, 122, 136, 137, 138, 145, 

147 

Wooton [Wotton], Cap*. Thomas ... 71, 100, 

103, 129, 134, 233 

Wotchowon 19,20 

Wrignt, Thomas 86,177 

Wurger, Anthony 136 



Taco[b] Beeg 
Yarborough, .Richard 



96 

.. 102, 103, 105, 
109, 120, 123 
Yedjula Chitty . ... ... ... 46 

Yelliah Muddelaree ... 176, 184 

York Fort 50, 61, 65, 69, 80, 81, 85 , 94, 

95, 130, lrO, 157, 169, 195, 215, 230 

Young, James ... ... ... 202 



Zoudee Cawne ... 85,88,89,213,225 

Zaifacur [Zulphaker] Cawn ; ... 14, 68, 89 



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